Chicks by Mail

This week in my American Environmental History class we're talking about Farmers & Agribusiness. I'm having the class watch some pretty bleak undercover animal welfare videos, so I thought I ought to make the point that the way agribusiness currently treats animals is not the only way things could be.

One way things could be different is more people could raise some of the meat they eat. Although I was an Agricultural Economics major as an undergrad, raising animals was as far from my experience as it is from most Americans' until about four years ago. So I thought I'd show what it's like to get a batch of chicks in the mail.