Shipping hatching eggs are the least expensive and safest way to get birds as compared to shipping day-old chicks or older birds. By shipping hatching eggs you will no way endanger a chick that could hatch along the way as the eggs will have to be incubated first before a chick can hatch. Despite being fragile, hatching eggs are easy to ship as long as proper precautions were undertaken. Here are some helpful tips on how to ship hatching eggs.
Get a 12 x 12 x 8-inch Priority Mailbox in your local post office. This box can accommodate 15 hatching eggs.Secure the bottom with packing tape and fill it about one-third of the way up with Styrofoam peanuts.
Wrap each egg individually in paper towel and bubble wrap. This is done by laying a square of paper towel on a strip of bubble wrap. Place the egg on it and roll it into a tube. Fold both ends of the tube and seal with packing tape. Do this to all 15 eggs.
Arrange the wrapped eggs into the box such that they don’t lay on top of one another. Fill the remainder of the box with more Styrofoam peanuts making sure that that eggs are tightly packed and won’t shift when the box is moved.
Close the box and seal with packing tape. Address the package and take to your local post office.