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How to Ship Quail Eggs

Ship Quail EggsWhether sending quail eggs for hatching or cooking, proper packing precautions must be followed to ensure that the fragile eggs will arrive safely and in good condition. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship quail eggs.

The key to successful shipping of quail eggs is proper packaging. There are numerous ways to pack eggs but the main idea is to give each egg protection against breakage due to shock or rough handling. You can wrap each egg in bubble wrap secured with tape and arrange them in a layer in a box lined with bubble wrap. If sending several layers, place bubble wrap in between layers and fill empty spaces with more bubble wrap or shredded paper to prevent the eggs from moving around.

A more convenient method is by using commercially available hatching egg polyfoam or clear plastic egg trays.  These egg containers come in a variety of sizes including ones specifically intended for quail eggs. The hatching egg polyfoam is made from foam material with built-in holes where the quail eggs are inserted. The foam holds the quail eggs in place and provides cushioning with ample space between eggs so they won't harm each other. The foam also come in a variety of sizes depending on the number of eggs you are shipping. There are sizes that snugly fits into USPS shipping boxes but larger boxes can be easily filled with bubble wrap or crumpled paper to prevent the foam from moving.

Another container that can be used to safely ship quail eggs are clear plastic trays made from PVC plastic. These clam-shaped trays have bowls that hold the eggs in place. However, the bowls can be a little larger than  the eggs so you might need to wrap the eggs first in tissue paper before placing in the tray. The tissue wrap will give the eggs a snug fit in the bowls so that movements are minimized. Secure the tray with tape to prevent it from popping open. Place the tray or trays in a sturdy shipping box and fill sides and other empty spaces with bubble wrap or sheredded paper to prevent the trays from moving.

Whatever packing technique was used, always make sure to secure all the seams and openings of the shipping box with packing tape. Also add a "Fragile" or "Handle With Care" label. Ship quail eggs using overnight delivery or any expedited service.

Ship Quail Eggs in polyfoam

Hatching polyfoam for quail eggs

Ship Quail Eggs in plastic tray

Clear plastic quail egg tray

 

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