Mail Order Chick

Mail-Order Chick

On a road-trip across the states, I stopped to mail myself a postcard, and found that I was in line behind a couple picking up their box of live chicks!
Whether living on a ranch or in a penthouse, US residents can order a box of live one-day old chicks to their home. Every year, the USPS ships them by the thousands. Their busiest time is the weeks leading up to Easter, with around 200,000 being shipped per week.


2 thoughts on “Mail Order Chick

    • The woman working there didn’t seem too fazed, actually. They ship to any post office so you could pick them up in downtown Chicago if you wanted. Weird.
      It’s controversial, though, because there have been cases of boxes being left overnight or over the weekend and whole packages of chicks dying.

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