The hatching season is underway and within the next month I start sending eggs out to poultry keepers all over the UK. It takes me about half an hour to pack a dozen eggs the way I do it.

Each egg is wrapped in a sheet of kitchen roll that is folded over, so the egg fits snugly into a normal egg box.After the box is full I tape it shut, thus trapping the eggs with the paper around them to stop them moving about in the egg box. The box is then wrapped in about a meter (folded double) of bubble wrap the overlap at each end is taped around the box.

Both the wrapped boxes are then re-wrapped in more bubble wrap and put into a strong cardboard box (usually a wine box), taped up and taken 6 mile one way to the post office.