The best way to pack hatching eggs for safe shipping in 7 steps

Do you plan on starting a farm and are you in need of a few dozen fertilized eggs? Are you also looking for an egg incubator delivery service? Eurosender helps you to find the best price and offer for your shipping needs. In this article, we will talk about the best way to pack hatching eggs for safe shipping and some of the recommended packaging materials to safely send hatching eggs abroad.


Ship an egg incubator and Send hatching eggs abroad with Eurosender

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Check your parcel size before you ship fertilized eggs

Knowing the exact shipment dimensions is necessary in order to choose the right service for your parcel and calculate its cost. This is why we created a Size Calculator that will tell you immediately what is the best service for the dimensions and size of the goods you intend to ship.

If your parcel is too big for standard delivery, or you are sending multiple parcels, then we recommend you contact us for an Individual Offer. Make sure you state clearly the dimensions of the parcel, the weight, the full address where it has to be picked up and the full address where it has to be delivered!

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Do I need to label my parcel when I send hatching eggs abroad?

Whether or not you have to put a label on your parcel depends on the courier company and the route. We will let you know after you have ordered if you need to add a label or not and in case you do, we will send it to you by e-mail.

Write the full address for a successful egg incubator delivery

During the order process, we kindly ask you to fill out the order form completely! A zip-code by itself is not enough. Add a local telephone number, the name of the person who will hand over the parcel and the number of the receiving party. This is also the section where you will have to add your apartment number, floor number, door number, access codes, etc. Make sure you will include all the information!

Some egg incubator delivery tips

When you decide to book a service to ship fertilized eggs or egg incubators don’t forget that:

  1. It is essential to book courier services at least 2 working days before the planned pick-up date.
  2. If you are sending an egg incubator, make sure it is well cleaned before shipping.
  3. Make sure there is somebody to hand over the package to the courier and that there is someone to accept the parcel.


If you have any questions about the ordering process or on how to send hatching eggs or egg incubators abroad, don’t hesitate and contact our friendly customer support team. They will be more than happy to help you through the ordering process or to provide you any additional information you may need.

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We do not recommend shipping eggs because of the fragility of the product and the damage it can cause to your parcel as well as to other parcels. In such cases please have in mind that insurance is not valid. If you do decide to ship fertilized eggs, please take extra care when preparing them for shipping.

Shipping insurance

If you are shipping or waiting for a delivery of an egg incubator, depending on the type of the device, the shipping insurance may apply. For standard shipments, we offer free basic insurance with coverage up to 200€ but, if the egg incubator you wish to send is bigger, it may apply for freight transport and, in this case, it will be covered by the CMR Convention. In any of these cases, you can decide to purchase additional insurance with higher coverage during the order process. If you are not sure that the device you wish to send can be eligible for insurance, you can always contact us and provide us with more details about your specific model. Note that in case your egg incubator is eligible for insurance, it will only be valid if:

  • the egg incubator is packed in its original box;
  • you are able to provide the original invoice of the device as a proof of value;
  • you packed the egg incubator appropriately for shipping.

Pack hatching eggs for safe shipping, step by step

Even though we do not recommend you shipping eggs, if you prepare them well and if you get the right packaging materials in your local supermarket or hardware store, you can come really close to professional packaging. In this next part, we will talk about which materials we recommend to send hatching eggs and egg incubators abroad and we’ll talk about how to pack fertilized eggs in 7 easy steps.

Recommended packaging materials to send hatching eggs abroad

When you pack hatching eggs for safe shipping, you should pack every item in a way that will ensure its safety and help it withstand all the shocks during transport. Therefore, you need the following packaging materials:

  • Cardboard boxes – you will need at least two cardboard boxes for your shipment. They can be bought at any stationery or hardware store and you can get used ones at supermarkets as well.
  • Egg cartons – to directly protect the eggs from shocks.
  • Plastic wrap – to wrap your eggs. You can buy it at any supermarket.
  • Plastic food containers – to store your eggs after having packed them.
  • Bubble wrap – to protect the food container and perishable goods.
  • Packing peanuts, crumpled paper, pieces of cardboard, newspapers and other cushioning materials – for filling any empty spaces in the box. You can buy them in any stationery or hardware store as well as at the supermarket.
  • Styrofoam sheets – for protecting the bottom, sides and the top of your cardboard box. It also works as an insulator.
  • Adhesive tape – will be needed for sealing and thoroughly covering the shipment.

The 7 steps to pack fertilized eggs

Now that you have the recommended materials, we can start preparing your fertilized eggs for shipping:

  1. Wrap each egg separately in newspapers, to a size that it fits snug in the egg cardboard box. Secure with tape.
  2. Wrap the egg box in sufficient plastic foil, so that nothing can leak. Wrap it afterward in several layers of bubble wrap and secure with tape.
  3. Prepare the box by double checking its sturdiness and place Styrofoam sheets on the interior of the box.
  4. Add a big layer of cushioning materials on the bottom of the box (crumpled paper, packing peanuts, leftover bubble wrap, …).
  5. Place the eggs in the middle of the box and fill up the box with cushioning materials, so that nothing moves when you gently shake the box. Seal with sufficient tape.
  6. Place the parcel in a larger cardboard box, with Styrofoam sheets on the inside. Make sure the inner box cannot move but don’t overfill your boxes so they won’t tear during transport.
  7. Seal the box with sufficient tape and plastic foil. Add a label if needed.

How to pack an egg incubator for delivery

In the case you need information on how to safely pack an egg incubator for delivery, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Prepare the egg incubator by securing everything with tape so nothing can come loose during transport. If your egg incubator has a glass or plastic hood, try to fill its interior with cushioning materials such as crumpled paper or packaging peanuts. Note that in case you need to ship fertilized eggs as well you should follow the instructions above to guarantee both the safety of the eggs and of the incubator.
  2. Place the incubator in its original box if possible, or in a regular cardboard box if not. Try to add a protective layer of foam wrap or bubble wrap before placing the incubator in the box if it won’t put too much pressure in it.

    Don’t forget that by packing your egg incubator in its original box, you increase the chances of succeeding in case you will decide to start a claim.

  3. Place any cables or loose items in a separate plastic bag and label it.
  4. Fill the box with cushioning materials to prevent the egg incubator from moving.
  5. Wrap the original box with bubble wrap. This will better protect the device against any shocks during transportation.
  6. Place the incubator in a bigger cardboard box. This will enable you to further protect your shipment as you can fill the bigger box with additional cushioning materials, such as packing peanuts or more bubble wrap.
  7. Seal the box with adhesive tape. And add a label if needed.

In case you decide to ship an industrial egg incubator, you will probably need to follow more specific instructions. We suggest you to visit our page on how to ship a refrigerator and read the packaging instructions we provide on this dedicated page.

Why people choose Eurosender for booking an egg incubator delivery service?

Eurosender works together with both global known companies such as GLS, DHL, and DPD, as well as with local country-specific courier service providers such as BRT and SEUR. Together, we can ship almost everything across the globe. Eurosender offers you a wide range of services to help you ship a parcel, a pallet or an unconventional item all over the world. So, you too can pack hatching eggs for safe shipping.

  • Our platform automatically selects the courier service provider based on the price-to-performance ratio. Thus, you get an instant quote to send hatching eggs abroad or for shipping an egg incubator with no hidden expenses.
  • It takes you only several minutes to place an order.
  • By creating an account on our platform, you can enjoy discounts by paying with credits.
  • A wide range of help pages in different languages to give you specific information on topics such as Pack and Ship, Lost and found shipping, shipping from specific countries, etc.

In this article on how to pack hatching eggs for safe shipping, we talked about how to book a courier, what to look out for and how to safely pack your eggs or egg incubator. If you have any other questions on how to pack fertilized eggs, or about Eurosender in general, do not hesitate to contact us!


Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping fertilized 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 send fertilized eggs abroad, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.