Question: Does FedEx Ship Chickens?

A: No, sorry!

UPS and Fed Ex will not ship chicks – only the United States Postal Service will — and they’ve been doing it since the 1800s!

Can I mail a chicken?

Yes, chickens can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. that can receive overnight (1 day) Express Mail deliveries from you. Newly hatched chicks and ducklings/goslings can be sent priority mail (2 days).

How much does it cost to ship chickens?

The Live Animal Transportation fee is charged $0.20 per pound of Day Old Poultry. It is charged when day-old poultry is shipped, by air, at: Priority Mail Express® prices to Zones 5-9. Priority Mail® prices to Zones 5-9.

How long does it take to ship chickens?

1 to 3 days

How do you ship eggs safely?

When you’re shipping eggs, the USPS also asks that you individually cushion each egg. Use bubble wrap to avoid breakage and shock-proof packaging material such as shredded paper to cushion the individually bubble-wrapped eggs. Pack your individual eggs closely but not too tightly.

How can you tell if a chick is male or female?

Sexing chicks the traditional way

The sex of most breeds of chicken cannot be determined at hatching. Usually by 6 to 8 weeks of age, the combs and wattles of male chicks will be larger and redder than those of females, as in the photo of sablepoot chicks below (male on the left and females on the right).

How can I see what mail is coming?

Just click the “Settings” link on the dashboard to access email notification options. You can sign up for Informed Delivery online. The USPS will mail you a confirmation code in a letter to the address you provide, verifying that you are who you say you are before allowing you access to this information.