How to Best Pack Hatching Eggs for Safe Shipping

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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*Please have in mind that some courier companies consider hatching eggs as a prohibited item. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to pack eggs for shipping

Follow these easy steps when shipping hatching eggs to ensure your shipment arrives safely:

  1. Wrap each egg separately and tightly in several layers of newspaper or tissue paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Wrap the egg carton with several layers of plastic or bubble wrap to avoid leakage.
  4. Reinforce a larger cardboard box with additional cushioning and padding to ensure the outer box will not be crushed or damaged during transport.
  5. Place the egg carton into the centre of the box, and fill any extra space with foam cushioning or additional newspaper.
  6. 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 a delivery service to ship an egg incubator along with your hatching eggs, so follow these easy steps to send egg incubators abroad.

  1. Fill any space inside the incubator with paper or foam cushioning.
  2. Secure any loose parts with tape, including the cover.
  3. Wrap the outside of the incubator with bubble wrap or foam sheets.
  4. 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.
  5. Fill any empty space inside with additional foam peanuts or paper.
  6. Place any cables or loose accessories in a separate plastic bag and place on top of cushioning towards the top of the box.
  7. 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

Can I ship hatching eggs with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship hatching eggs internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that contain hatching eggs within the content. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.
Is it prohibited or restricted to ship hatching eggs by courier?
As hatching eggs are fragile and could be considered as ‘live animals’, individuals who choose to ship them do so at their own risk. Many people choose to send them via the fastest delivery method possible and to pack them carefully to avoid breaking during transport. For more information on prohibited and restricted items, please see our dedicated page.
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.
How can I ship an industrial egg incubator via courier?
For instructions on how to ship an industrial-sized egg incubator, we recommend to check out our dedicated page for shipping a refrigerator or equipment of a similar size.
Where can I find materials for packaging eggs for shipping?
You can find most materials for shipping hatching eggs at any specialised stationary store or at home. Egg cartons are the best way to package eggs for shipping and can easily be found at the supermarket.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping hatching eggs. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship hatching eggs, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.