When I got back into chickens a few years ago, I started in the fall Our local farm supply store didn’t carry chicks in the fall, so I mail ordered our babies! At first, I was a little hesitant to do that I had a lot of questions such as, “How on earth do they stay alive? Will they be weak and listless by the time they get here? Will it be too cold for them?” And the list went on However, after safely ordering chicks
Did you know millions of baby chicks are shipped through the mail each year in the US? You might be surprised that baby chicks can be shipped through the post office It’s not like you can take a puppy to the post office and ship it across the country, so how can hatcheries and poultry farms ship baby chicks?
It’s All in the Anatomy
In order to understand how baby chicks can be shipped, we need to go over a little bit of chicken anatomy Let’s consider how a baby chick is formed The chick develops within the shell and the