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shelovesbackshots OP t1_jcgp1mh wrote

For the first two days of life, chicks are still digesting the yolk sacks from the eggs. They can survive shipment as long as they are kept warm and arrive within three days at the most.


mattgen88 t1_jcgsozp wrote

Unless post master general Louis dejoy causes delays in mail... Like he did.


AudibleNod t1_jcgtnn0 wrote

yup. it happened.


nuclearswan t1_jchhx8y wrote

They should ship Dejoy back to where he came from.


kneemahp t1_jcir732 wrote

Why is he still in office?


Kronomancer1192 t1_jcizo3f wrote

I live for the day when a news article names a shithead politician as "this asshole" instead of "democratic" or "republican". Cause, you know, they're all assholes...


GeneralNathanJessup t1_jckqnvi wrote

The saddest part about the thousands of dead chicks is that nobody bothered to file claim for the loss.

The post office just "write's off" the loss.


Responsible_Smile789 t1_jciegno wrote

Learned from the article: that was when Trump blocked federal aid for the USPS because he didn’t want to support mail-in election voters, the money prolly would of prevented a slow down in the USPS facilities

Louis was the top official of the USPS and should have known about the consequences of slowing the mail process in the affected facilities, therefore preventing the thousands of chicken deaths/casual and professional chicken farmers losses or at least been able to explain better

So Louis dropped the ball, but Trump for personal , not conservative reasons failed to support USPS funding(wages, new facilities, maintenance) Refusing the plan of 3B specifically for mail-election and the 25B asked in general for USPS


BylenS t1_jckbh0y wrote

Do you remember that the USPS was one of the entities Trump attacked. When he put Louis in Louis made the statement that he would break the USPS and cause its demise. Trump put him in to cause USPS to fail. I worked for th USPS at the time ( recently retired) and I saw first hand the delays. The mail is usually at the post office when we get there. During that time we would be standing around waiting for our mail till 2pm and then have to rush to get it out and saving some till the next day, or calling in back up to help us get it done. It was costing USPS a ton of money paying 2 carriers for one route and paying overtime. It was a nightmare!

On a happier note... I loved getting baby chicks in. When we got chicks we always peaked in the holes and talked to them. When we get them we know they're special, and get special treatment. We usually call to see if someone's home to get them or if they want to pick them up.


Font_Snob t1_jchaeuo wrote

Ducklings, as well, for the same reasons.


the_cardfather t1_jciaqri wrote

I'm not sure if it was a duckling but I remember one time. My friend who worked at the post office carried a rather large duck to someone. Apparently there was supposed to be a male hold and they were supposed to keep it at the post office but he rushed it to their house first thing. They showed up at the post office while he was at their house so they rushed off to get in. I'm not sure if he stayed with the duck or not.


DassemUltor t1_jcjms0t wrote

Sounds like a good worker. He really came through when it mallard.


Duranis t1_jcjs0af wrote

Some people would have ducked out of making a pun like that. Good on you for following through and quacking me up.


voucher420 t1_jck2siu wrote

I’m glad you found it funny, but this one is for the birds.


Elmodogg t1_jciqn7h wrote

Many can, all do not. I was at a hardware store one day when they were opening the chick shipment box. It was pretty ugly. Very sad to see dead chicks.


frostydolphins t1_jcj44yh wrote

It's unfortunate people don't feel the same way when seeing chicken nuggets


Controllerpleb t1_jcl3za4 wrote

Humans are omnivores. That means we need meat to survive.


frostydolphins t1_jcl4rx4 wrote

You're right. I've been dead for the last decade from veganism 😵


Controllerpleb t1_jclknux wrote

“Animal-based foods have been an important part of the human diet for at least three million years. Eliminating all animal foods would be like deciding you’re going to feed a tiger tofu and expect that it’s going to be healthy. If you want an organism to thrive, you should feed it the diet for which it’s been genetically adapted via evolution down through the ages.”


ScoobyDoubie t1_jciwidu wrote

Our post office leaves the chick shipment outside in the cold on their loading dock. We have to get them ASAP otherwise bye bye chickens.


ikariusrb t1_jcl2z23 wrote

And I'd presume that chicks.... are their own packing material, to boot.


SalMinellaOnYouTube t1_jcgp7ki wrote

People used to ship their kids before they made a rule against it.


personalhale t1_jcidgxp wrote

This isn't as true as Reddit likes to claim it to be. It was very rare, very niche. By "rare" I mean 7 recorded instances.


erishun t1_jciis9s wrote

And they were prearranged and fully planned in close conjunction with the postal service. It’s not like they licked a stamp and stuck the kid in a box.

The parents worked with post office staff to choose the appropriate day and route well in advance.


personalhale t1_jcijtqf wrote

Reddit loves to post a headline without context though. It'll be upvoted way beyond the actual story because some person read a snippet before and thought they were "smart."


PineapplesAreLame t1_jcjnkme wrote

For every "fact" post, 10000s read the title and no more, a few 100 read the 10th down comment with the real info/context.

Most of what people think about the world is just fiction effectively. I believe it's a large problem with society. Worst is with news events and science (cherry picked articles with sensationalist headlines).

Not limited to reddit of course.

You can usually see if a title is corrected cos the vote % will be a bit lower, maybe 80-93%. Some go back and downvote it. But clearly most people upvote and move on


BylenS t1_jckd9db wrote

Back in the day on rural routes you could ask them to bring you other items... like milk, sugar etc. I once had a woman ask me to pick her up a loaf of bread. (This was in 1992) I told her we don't do that anymore. She got mad and said, "Well, you use to bring me what I needed!" So yeah, I can see someone saying, "John can you stop by Annie's house and pick up Billy for me on your way out here."


rawrc t1_jcinw9p wrote

Then how did Garfield mail Nermal to Abu Dhabi?


tronic50 t1_jcgzm5o wrote

And rest assured, you get a quick call from the postmaster when you have a box with holes in it peeping away! 😂


bikeidaho t1_jch3h8c wrote

One of my favorite calls.

Um, we have a box here for you... And it's chirping.


meatloafingcat t1_jchbwl7 wrote

The mailman was so excited he drove ours to our door before his shift started and asked if he could watch the box get opened.


drowsydrosera t1_jciiunu wrote

Lol I do the same when customers get bees and reptiles


Ahelex t1_jclk7f0 wrote

"A swarm of annoyed and confused bees start terrorizing the neighbourhood"


Mother_Goat1541 t1_jch89fu wrote

As a kid growing up on a farm, I remember being on baby chick duty and would be stuck in the house waiting for the phone call that our chickens were at the post office. Our mail carrier wouldn’t deliver them (we received mail in a box on a rural route) so we would drive the 20 miles to the post office to pick up our cheeping package


drunkenhonky t1_jch9vxx wrote

Still how it is today except I'm 30. Just got our yearly chick's and turkeys the other day.


Weasel_Town t1_jchqv1g wrote

We got a call the second they opened. “Please get your chicks, the peeping is driving us insane.”


seapulse t1_jchhjdx wrote

I raised a few dozen chicks over a couple years as a teenager and the BEST morning had to be the one my mom woke me up by holding a peeping box beside me


Pharoacious t1_jcik4rk wrote

Honestly the post office people are always so good with chicks. They flex and communicate. It is really a nice feeling.


UhaRugger1 t1_jcicpuo wrote

I usually give my post office a heads up with my info. My info is usually on the outside of the box anyway but they appreciate the notice and I've never had an issue. I tell them to call, regardless of what time, and I will come pick them up. You can usually hear them when you walk in the building.


NoodleWeird t1_jcki12c wrote

Or an early delivery from the postman! "Your box is peeping!"


IntergalacticPuppy t1_jcgs22v wrote

And bees! USPS ships bees.


BirdEducational6226 t1_jch0abt wrote

I've picked up bees from the post office before. They're usually pretty happy to get them out of their office. Ground shipping only, though.


LongWalk86 t1_jchxhvz wrote

Got a call once from a very scared sounding postal worker. They were at a sorting facility about an hour away near a major hub and told me my bee shipments was damaged and bees were loose and that I need to come get them.

We raced there expecting bees flying everywhere, but of course the box was fine and still sealed, but 50-100 bees were hanging onto the outside of the box at the bee yard and just stayed part of the swarm. The lady must have really just not liked bees or had disturbed them for a moment because you almost always get a few free-bees on packages, though that was a lot.


Hispanime t1_jcidap0 wrote

I can't tell if my by ground only you mean trucks, cause I work for FedEx and we fly bees for USPS on our planes


BirdEducational6226 t1_jcidf9a wrote

It might just be a USPS thing.


Neokon t1_jcjtz5v wrote

USPS sends all airmail by the other delivery companies like FedEx. USPS doesn't have their own planes, so it is a USPS thing.


goatholomew t1_jcgy33q wrote

I can't get a book delivered without USPS beating the shit out of it. This seems ill conceived.


windsorHaze t1_jch11nu wrote

Usps treats “live animals” differently from the rest of the packages. Live animals get special labeling on transport containers, and segregated from the rest of the mail. They moved to safer & warmer locations in the warehouses between relay destinations.

Fun fact: usps is the only organization in the us allowed to ship live animals and cremated remains via package/mail.

Source: am usps employee.


Disneyhorse t1_jci08ug wrote

My husband works for FedEx and they ship live animals. Bees, fish, lobsters, reptiles. He told me a story of one poor driver who had a box full of 100 anoles break open inside the truck.


ArcFurnace t1_jciiclx wrote

Girls Mailmen like swarms of lizards, right?


RoboWonder t1_jckl5ol wrote

Sir, the store is closing in two minutes.

Ok, ok, I'll take the 500 lizards. No, wait, yes. No. Yes. Yes. Yes! The parrot!



TheCervus t1_jcj6mvn wrote

A zoo in Minnesota once shipped a camel to Alaska via FedEx.

My source for this info was a zoo employee. I neglected to ask him why the camel was shipped to Alaska. I presume it was being moved to another zoo.


denisturtle t1_jcjkou2 wrote

Iirc FedEx has fancy planes for shipping horses, so one of those could easily ship a camel.


gerkletoss t1_jch4q49 wrote

And invertebrates get labelled "harmless reptile" by sellers because employees will treat them better


Maanee t1_jcixpjt wrote

There is no distinction in how they are treated. Live animal means live animal.


J655321M t1_jchilcx wrote

I ship snakes through FedEx all the time.


E0H1PPU5 t1_jch6y3c wrote

Nah. I just had 16 little peepers delivered and they were handled with the utmost care for their entire journey. They moved from Iowa to NJ in 48 hours without a single strand of fluff out of place.

The postal service workers called me as soon as they arrived at the post office and let me come pick them up before the office opened.

There wasn’t a scuff to be seen on that box.


DrManhattan_DDM t1_jch1w2g wrote

It’s not a new thing, and it’s hardly the cruelest part of the poultry industry. Have you tried marking your book deliveries with “Caution: Live Animals”?


Maanee t1_jcixzam wrote

Books do get beat up but that is mostly because shippers send them as media mail, our cheapest and slowest option, while not properly packaging them (little green plastic bags are the norm). If they shipped them as live animals, they'd have to pay way more than they currently do.


Ahelex t1_jclkfy5 wrote

Maybe tell them to label it as "Caution: Live Tree"?


Maanee t1_jclwen9 wrote

We do mail trees actually. They're mailed even worse, in open ended plastic bags.


apathyduck t1_jch0u2e wrote

I walked in to the post office one day and saw a guy shipping birds.

High value birds too. It was his business, he ships them like that several days a week all over the country.


Ulgeguug t1_jcil6f4 wrote

As a former postal worker from a high agriculture area I can confirm


driverofracecars t1_jcicikg wrote

I kid you not, every time I go to the post office in my smallish city, I can hear little baby chicks cheeping away somewhere behind the counter. Is this why?


legalcarroll t1_jcieykg wrote

They mail full grown roosters here. My PO is noisy!


Riegel_Haribo t1_jck0wss wrote

Yep, you can mail-order juveniles, pullets (sexed layers), cockerels from many different places. Full sized at 5-6 months old. None quite as cheap as Costco.


SecondTryBadgers t1_jchxb9r wrote

We get baby chicks and ducklings a few times a week in my office. We pull them off the trucks right away and take them inside and usually the box has a customer phone so we call them to come and get them.


junkuncle888 t1_jchowg3 wrote

They delivered 12 dead chicks to us. Kids were super excited, until they weren't.


grc207 t1_jci4rfc wrote

I’ve told this story before but it’s worth sharing again. I used to work for a major mail order DVD company. I’d spend a fair amount of time picking up and dropping off red mailers at the postal distribution centers. That’s when I learned that they shipped chickens! The postal service used carts approx 6 feet tall that would hold many smaller mail bins. Sometimes they would be filled with cardboard crates just peeping away.

Except for one day after a holiday weekend. That bin should have been peeping. It was not. It was completely quiet. And it still had to be delivered. It was a difficult day for me after that thinking about that silent cart.


flaminate_strutching t1_jchd9x5 wrote

Yep. And bees, fish, and reptiles. I’ve received all of those in the mail:)


cgerrells t1_jckl9u1 wrote

I understand postage is cheep…


SmolPandas t1_jcig1q3 wrote

My family received these packages several times when I was a kid. It was awesome every time.


dinkdonner t1_jcgwyig wrote

Yep, I was a mail carrier when chicks were delivered to the sorting floor. None on my route, but it was weird!!


OozeNAahz t1_jcip2mv wrote

Worked at UPS as a developer back in the mid 90’s. Was on a tour of the hub in Louisville and was chatting with the guide. Evidently someone shipped live baby frogs the previous summer and the box got damaged and they got out on one of the conveyor belts. Not knowing what the hell was going on the were all hopping like mad trying to keep from being swept off the belt. Both hilarious and sad.


kokopilau t1_jch1uow wrote

Ahhh yes. That incessant chirping from the back of the small regional aircraft.


Jammer1948 t1_jchb6cp wrote

I am waiting for my chicks now. I have also had honey bees shipped to my home. The post office called me and had come down and get then NOW.


HarmlessHeffalump t1_jciftv1 wrote

My mom raises chickens and has gotten quite a few calls from her county’s animal control after the post office received shipments of chicks that couldn’t be delivered.

Shipping chicks that young is really risky and most sadly don’t make it.


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jcj18sq wrote

>Shipping chicks that young is really risky and most sadly don’t make it.

No, it's not risky, and yes, the overwhelming majority make it just fine.


HarmlessHeffalump t1_jckd3md wrote

When she gets calls to pick them up, the majority don’t make it.

A lot of people don’t know how to properly ship birds.


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jckdt4v wrote

>When she gets calls to pick them up, the majority don’t make it.

It's often too late by the time the USPS realizes they can't be delivered.


HarmlessHeffalump t1_jckvva0 wrote

We’re splitting hairs here.

Plenty do survive. Plenty die as well.

My point is animals do get harmed because of negligence, and as this post indicates, not many people are even aware of birds get transported this way. Awareness can hopefully lead to improving the process so that fewer birds are harmed.


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jckyizz wrote

>We’re splitting hairs here.

No, we're not. You're taking the rare instances where chicks are undeliverable, and extrapolating them to the general practice of shipping chicks. In reality, chicks aren't "undeliverable," as they don't get delivered. These are chicks that someone decides to not pick up from the post office. That's a shitty recipient problem, not a shipping problem.

>Plenty do survive.

You just said most don't. Which is it?

>not many people are even aware of birds get transported this way.

The vast majority of people don't know how the vast majority of things are done.

>Awareness can hopefully lead to improving the process so that fewer birds are harmed.

There's nothing wrong with the process. It's extremely reliable with very low mortality rates. Someone choosing to not pick them up at the post office isn't a reflection on the shipping process. Claiming otherwise is like claiming that Amazon has a problem with their shipping process because you left your package on the front steps for a week after they dropped it off.


HarmlessHeffalump t1_jckyscw wrote

Animals are dying. I don’t know about you, but I’m for making that happen less rather than arguing about semantics with someone on Reddit.

Have a good day.


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jckzujd wrote

>Animals are dying.

They are, but not from the shipping process.

>I don’t know about you, but I’m for making that happen less rather than arguing about semantics with someone on Reddit.

Then push for a change in the law that allows for the USPS to do something with the chicks sooner. Or, make it illegal to order them and not pick them up.

That's much better than arguing from a point of abject ignorance about both chick biology and the shipping process.


HarmlessHeffalump t1_jcl9i13 wrote

You seem to be the one who started an argument with a stranger on the internet.

Again, have a great day. That’s what I’m gonna go do.


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jclec1t wrote

>You seem to be the one who started an argument with a stranger on the internet.

Yes, because you're spreading abject bullshit after viewing a miniscule percentage.

By your irrational thought process, since I've seen animal rescues that neglect their animals, I must conclude that your mom abuses animals at hers as well.


JDShadow t1_jchqxam wrote

Yep. Worked for 2 years at a local firm and feed shop. Twice a year we got chick's in. Had to go in at 5am to pick up from post office, man the postal workers would be so mad if we were running late lol. Fun times


Kintsukuroi85 t1_jchzvm1 wrote

Yes they do! My friend just got 11. :)


tangcameo t1_jci5pyl wrote

Canada post does too. And bees. I once accepted a package of crickets. They’d cling to one corner of the box inside and make a sound like a rain stick. Customer made me guess what was inside.


personalhale t1_jcid6xg wrote

Am I weird for knowing that USPS still ships livestock and all kind of things? I'm a beekeeper that regularly has live bees shipped through USPS.


gnique t1_jcimn9y wrote

I raised 50 Ring Neck Pheasants for release when I lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They came in the mail in two boxes of 25 each. Not much bigger than a cigar box. Pheasants love watermelon BTW. I was a member of a retriever field trial club. We released probably 500 twelve week old pheasents at a family pic-nic day. 500 pheasents, kids and puppys way out in the desert. I don't know if it's widely known but Ring Neck Pheasants were introduced to the US by a foreign service officer serving in the Theodore Roosevelt administration. The first ones were released near Salem Oregon at what is now a wildlife preserve.


bikeidaho t1_jch36yp wrote

Can confirm. Have received them twice.


AlGeee t1_jch3q7h wrote

And spiders

Probably other bugs


Mother_Goat1541 t1_jch7nz5 wrote

Coincidentally, I just left the post office package annex and could hear cheeping 🐥 🐣


ryanderkis t1_jci5xpg wrote

We do this in Canada too. The box can't be sorted like regular parcels for obvious reasons so we usually put them on a Supervisor's desk until pick up occurs. Chirp chirp chirp.


longbongliver t1_jci9z3s wrote

I worked loading trucks at the UPS back in the day and came across a busted open box of tiny hermit crabs packed up in a mesh bag.


BylenS t1_jckfgyz wrote

Now that is sad...most of those don't make it. They harvest them in the carribean at night, throw them in a sack and ship them with no food or water. Half of them are dead by the time they arrive to the pet trade. Half of the ones left alive soon die after sale because they're in poor health. Sometimes they force them into painted shells and glue them in so they can't leave the shell, knowing full well they are killing the crab. They don't care as long as it lives long enough to sell it. Don't buy crabs at pet stores, and especially at vacation sites. There are American breeders that sell online. (Crab momma rant over)


New_Age_Caesar t1_jcihjye wrote

This is how we got our first chickens as a kid. It was around Easter so they were all dyed different colors. Come to think of it my mom probably did that, not the company. Anyway we ended up naming some of them based off the colors so the pink one was pinky pie.

Well, pinky pie grew up to be a very mean rooster so we’d always be yelling his name along with some choice words when he attacked us. I remember one time climbing up on the fence to get away from him and being stuck there surrounded by like 3 pissed off roosters.

But roosters are sweet compared to male peacocks. We had some of those too but that’s a story for another time


Papadocbama t1_jcii62r wrote

True! I have bought many baby chucks by mail. Just have to be able to show up at the post office when they arrive.


KnudsonRegime t1_jcirjmv wrote

They ship fully grown fighting cocks too. Also, bees. All my bees come USPS.


trijkdguy t1_jcirws0 wrote

I get chicks and ducklings every year.


jolinar30659 t1_jcis21g wrote

They sure do! We’ve gotten meat chickens this way several times. :)


TheCorgiTamer t1_jcit28d wrote

Not efficiently; we did this with our first batch of chicks when we first started out raising chickens

It was supposed to be "next day" and instead took almost 4 days

Of the 6 we ordered, 2 were DOA, 2 more didn't make it past the first 5 days (the last 2 made it to about 3 month, but fowlpox got them)


flightwatcher45 t1_jcitb62 wrote

USPS ships a lot of things that would surprise you WAY more.


Plethorian t1_jcitex1 wrote

In 1996 I was performing implementations of in-house medical repair operations at the (then named) Columbia Hospital system. I had the west coast, and one was in Riverton, Wyoming - a lovely place. I had finished my work there, and was scheduled to fly to California for a meeting the next day.

I got to the airport way early, and the staff was excited. They were hoping I'd be there early, because there was a spring storm front moving in. The Hertz rep had told them that I was due back, and got on the intercom to let them know I was there.

My later, direct flight to Denver was already cancelled, but they had room for me on a flight that stopped first in Worland, Wyoming. If I'd had a map, I'd have stayed an extra day. Worland was north, Denver was southeast.

So we take off, in the ubiquitous Dash-10, heading north. At the back of the plane only a simple partition separated the cargo from the passengers. I was annoyed, because there clearly styrofoam coolers rubbing together, and the squeaking was annoying. I was distracted by watching ice form on the wings as we flew into the storm, though.

We make it to Worland, and we all had to disembark so they could refuel. We're in the one-room terminal, and the baggage gets unloaded. There aren't any styfrofoam coolers. There are boxes and boxes of baby chicks.

Turns out that it's completely uneconomical to keep chickens over a winter in Worland. They get new ones every year, and I got to ride in with them. If you ever wondered what a thousand cheeping baby chicks sound like, just rub a couple styrofoam coolers together. For an hour.

Edit: Worland, Wyoming


BumpinBakes t1_jciua1n wrote

Same with honey bees and honey bee queens.


Pony_Express1974 t1_jciupd3 wrote

Yes, and sometimes they all arrive dead. I used to work as a contract driver for the Post office, and one time, I had several boxes of baby chickens in my load. In one box, every single baby chicken save one was dead. Often, there will be a few dead baby chickens in a box. They even ship baby ducklings the same way as well. Almost always just before Easter.


Maanee t1_jcixcxc wrote

The absolute, and I mean Disney villain level worst, is when the resident doesn't give the shipper a good phone number. We had one customer do that a few years ago, we called and called and called thinking the box just wasn't set up and they would pick up the phone eventually but they never did.

They have to be held at the post office because of the instructions on the box and expectation that the customer is going to pick them up ASAP. The entire box died before the customer got there 2 days later. Just wretched people.


Psnjerry t1_jcizo96 wrote

my grandparents were looking to buy some chicks and I was shocked to find out they ship them with usps


flagpole3 t1_jcj49uc wrote

When you order a dozen, they send like 15 because they expect a certain proportion to be killed. It's pretty horrible.


TheCervus t1_jcj6aw1 wrote

I saw a dude leaving the post office today with a box of live baby chicks. He was walking very carefully and I held the door for him, but I didn't realize what the package was until I heard all the cheeping. It made me smile because while I knew that chicks can be sent through the mail, I'd never seen it before. I hope they all made it.


eternalankh t1_jcjco0h wrote

well that's convenient. if i ever can afford enough land to keep chickens I'll look into it


D-F-B-81 t1_jcjl52h wrote

Ah yes. Will never forget that I got really drunk and forgot that I ordered 20 chickens. Until I got a call from the post office saying to come pick up a package. She walks out from behind the wall with a box that's just peeping like crazy.

The wife was not pleased...haha.


DorsalMorsel t1_jcjrolx wrote

I fucking hate it. They are all in there innocently cheeping away and NO ONE IS DELIVERING THE DAMN BABIES as if it were a priority. Drop everything and deliver those chicks first thing... I can't stand the cheeping while trying to case up the park and loops.


Altaira99 t1_jcjthj1 wrote

When we lived on a farm I ordered chicks and goslings...the postal carrier was always intrigued.


Timerider42424 t1_jck1wei wrote

FedEx too!

One time I was loading a box of them onto a plane and the bottom fell out. Had to work quickly to get them back into the box before they ran off.

Also, apparently a full grown rooster got loose and ran around the airfield.


Bright-Telephone-974 t1_jck6i3u wrote

Also eggs. We need peacocks. Shipped the eggs to other breeders.


Famous1107 t1_jckb95c wrote

I heard it's cheap cheap cheaper than UPS


Local-Parfait-7257 t1_jckpivw wrote

Cackle hatchery, received all my chicks from USPS alive. I recommend this hatchery.


Ultimategrid t1_jclkj1h wrote

Shipping animals is more common than you'd think.

I just received a goanna through UPS last night.


worfspack t1_jcmku2u wrote

My post office called me at 6am to tell me my chicks were in. I mentioned this to my neighbor. His response was they freak out more when you order Bees.


bratch t1_jch30pv wrote

Because you want hawks and falcons to have fresh food.


Minimum_Zucchini1572 t1_jchl92d wrote

Can confirm. Local PO has called several times to say they have chicks I should come get


Darqologist t1_jcilgaz wrote

With how long it takes mail to arrive anymore...probably not such a good idea.


SilverAudience2 t1_jch348r wrote

Poor things. I hope it's temperature controlled at least. We used to have dogs and cats dying during air shipping in the cargo holds.


Derpsauce1337 t1_jciuwwm wrote

They're only allowed to be shipped on the ground, stay in temperature controlled environments between drives, and have enough nutrients for 72 hours

If everything is done as it should - the peepers will be just fine


Iz-kan-reddit t1_jcj1jw7 wrote

>and have enough nutrients for 72 hours

Baby chicks have 72 hours of nutrients built into them when they hatch. That's why the process of shipping chicks the same day as they hatch works so well.

It would be a logistics nightmare shipping three-day-old chicks.


myfriendandbag t1_jcgte5v wrote

Those motherfuckers would ship anything to keep that old outdated shit alive.


A_Fartful_Dodger t1_jchm0ea wrote

You mean the outdated shit that does more business than ever before?


myfriendandbag t1_jchtmiu wrote

Odd how all that revenue hasn't enabled them to replace the aging fleet of LLV's to better the working condition of postal carriers and accommodate the 100+ Amazon packages in the back.


Fakarie t1_jcgxm0a wrote

Funny, because they have been doing this for decades. Also, why wouldn't they?