The past few weeks, we've been talking about the slowdown at post offices all across the state of Maine, but no one saw over 4000 baby chicks arriving in the mail deceased to farmers in our great state.

I myself was ignorant of the fact that livestock gets actually shipped through the regular mail, but The Postal Service is "the only entity that ships live chicks and other small animals and has done so since 1918," as reported by News Center Maine.

Hands holding a sweet baby chick

The postmaster general at the beginning of the week agreed that he would stop the changes to the post office or at least suspend them until after the election due to people's concerns about their Mail-in ballots, according to Wall Street Journal; however, that promise didn't come soon enough it looks like.

That promise was made on a Monday, and as of yesterday, it was reported that two more mail sorting machines were removed from the Scarborough distribution center, according to

I realize this story may be too serious for the room. Still, when you think about it, we need to make sure our farmers are supplied with everything they need to get the job done. Because if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be eating.

Make sure you call your local Congressman or Senator, task them with putting pressure on the Postal Master General, so we don't have something like this happen again.

The people of Maine need to eat; and we need to get our Mail on time.


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