Chicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNSChicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNS
Chicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNS

Thousands of baby chicks dying in mail after US Postal Service cuts

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  • Hatcheries have been sending chicks through mail since 1918; they can survive 72 hours without food or water

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Chicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNSChicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNS
Chicks for sale at a market. Thousands of the baby birds shipped to New England farmers have arrived dead since the US Postal Service cut operations in recent months. Photo: TNS
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