Transocean Air Lines 1946 - 1960
Flying "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime"
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
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.