Flying "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime"

Chicks

Another unusual cargo was the 3 planeloads of 100,000 newly hatched chicks. They were destined for the Philippines to replace the poultry stock in that war-ravaged country. The cargo of chicks was so well prepared by Mother Nature that there was less loss of chicks on the flights than if they'd remained in their hatchery at Petaluma, California.

Chicks require neither food nor drink for forty-eight hours after they hatch. This fact of nature reduced the problems of flying them a third of the way around the globe. By the end of their first 48 hours after leaving the shell, the chicks had been put in cartons, trucked the 50 miles to the Oakland Airport, and flown 8,800 miles to Manila.