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Author:  BarnieRaiser [ Sun May 10, 2015 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Experiences Mailing Eggs

Just had my first success mailing 2 dozen eggs interstate :yess
But would like to hear from others. What packaging works best for you?
Is there an old topic on the forum I should be looking at about this?
I used a box from the post office and put eggs between two thick layers of raw wool.
The eggs were wrapped individually in a tissue so they wouldn't move in their egg cartons.
(Hope I have chosen the right place to post this??)

Author:  PossumCorner [ Mon May 11, 2015 12:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

Here's one thread - an oldie but a goodie.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7965028

There have been quite a few threads on posting/packaging/fertility rates etc, findable with the search.

Author:  BarnieRaiser [ Mon May 11, 2015 10:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

Thank you, PC! This is great info.

I hadn't thought about moisture. Would it be wise to sprinkle a few drops over the raw wool?
The comment about not using plastic in contact with eggs is really good advice.
Shredded tissue or newspaper could also be a good option in the 'BM' size carton. But it would have to be packed tightly to stop movement.
Screwed up newspaper doesn't seem as friendly to the eggs. That would be a lot of shredded tissue paper to fill the gap above the eggs. What about below the eggs. Wouldn't that also need to be protected against shock? A spongy inner lining all around the egg carton makes sense to me.

Author:  NellyG [ Mon May 11, 2015 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

I use eggs individually wrapped in tissue into egg carton. Taped up then wrapped in as much bubble wrap as I can fit into the shoe box I am using.

Author:  BarnieRaiser [ Mon May 11, 2015 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

Your cargo would be pretty safe, NellyG. Bubble wrap is amazing at absorbing shocks.

Just packaged another two dozen fertile eggs, will take them to the post office tomorrow for a half day trip away. It will probably take them at least two days to get to the broody hens at the other end. I will post the result when I hear. Thanks for the advice posted here.

I didn't put 'fragile' on the satchel. I asked at the post office recently and got a lecture. Told there is no special treatment for boxes marked 'fragile'. Every box gets the same treatment. In fact, I got the impression staff resent that marking on packages. Wonder what the proposed changes to Australia Post charges will mean to shipping eggs?

Author:  sue55 [ Mon May 11, 2015 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

Best not to give out details to Aust. Post re the contents of a parcel. There are apparently some restrictions on them carrying "biological material"

Author:  BarnieRaiser [ Mon May 11, 2015 6:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

Oops.
Good advice.
Luckily I didn't share.

Author:  NellyG [ Mon May 11, 2015 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Experiences Mailing Eggs

sue55 wrote:
Best not to give out details to Aust. Post re the contents of a parcel. There are apparently some restrictions on them carrying "biological material"


Yes very good advice. i never put FRAGILE on them (not that i sell many eggs). With the seller doing thee best they can so the eggs arrive safely, it is buyer beware - Australia Post is often not at all kind! But as a buyer i have had mainly good results from posted eggs.

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