How to ship hatching eggs
When you need to transport hatching eggs, it is important to make sure you know how to package your eggs for shipping, as well as choose the right courier services for your shipping requirement. Eurosender offers a range of world-renowned shipping services at the best prices available, so you can easily check which services to use for shipping hatching eggs and the final price in a few easy steps.
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How to pack eggs for shipping
Follow these easy steps when shipping hatching eggs to ensure your shipment arrives safely:
- Wrap each egg separately and tightly in several layers of newspaper or tissue paper.
- Use an egg carton, place each egg in its separate compartment. Take care to ensure that each egg is snug and use enough paper to stop it from moving. Close the carton and secure with tape.
- Wrap the egg carton with several layers of plastic or bubble wrap to avoid leakage.
- Reinforce a larger cardboard box with additional cushioning and padding to ensure the outer box will not be crushed or damaged during transport.
- Place the egg carton into the centre of the box, and fill any extra space with foam cushioning or additional newspaper.
- Gently shake the box to ensure no movement and seal with tape. You may wish to label the box ‘This side up’ to avoid mishandling during transport.
How to pack an egg incubator for delivery
You may also wish to book delivery service to ship an egg incubator along with your hatching eggs, so follow these easy steps to send egg incubators abroad.
- Fill any space inside the incubator with paper or foam cushioning.
- Secure any loose parts with tape, including the cover.
- Wrap the outside of the incubator with bubble wrap or foam sheets.
- Place the incubator inside the original box or use an appropriately sized cardboard box. Add a layer of foam or bubble wrap on the inside to reinforce the sides.
- Fill any empty space inside with additional foam peanuts or paper.
- Place any cables or loose accessories in a separate plastic bag and place on top of cushioning towards the top of the box.
- Gently shake the box to ensure no movement and seal with tape. Label your box ‘Fragile’ or ‘This side up’ to minimise the risk of mishandling during transport.
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Frequently asked questions for shipping hatching eggs and incubators
Is it prohibited or restricted to ship hatching eggs by courier?
Is insurance included when shipping hatching eggs and egg incubators?
- Hatching eggs: When shipping fertile chicken eggs and other types of hatching eggs, please be aware that these are considered ‘fragile items’, and unfortunately the insurance will not apply.
- Egg incubator: Shipment of egg incubators and equipment have basic insurance included in the price. We highly recommend packing your egg incubator in its original box, in case you need to make a claim later. Additional insurance is also available to purchase during the booking process.