Starting a Homestead in Maine

This article is from a phone interview that I had with Barbara earlier this week. Barbara Chatterton-Luuring and her family live in Machias, Maine. They moved there from the Netherlands about a year ago and began raising chickens for the first time this Spring. They...

Chickens in the Garden?

Earlier this week, we asked these questions on our Facebook page:  Do you have a garden? What do you grow in it? Do you use chickens in  your garden? Many people gave their answers. The answers seemed to center around three things: disadvantages or problems with...

Healthy Birds, Part 1

[This article is part 1 of a two part series.] We here at McMurray Hatchery care about the health and well being of all our birds, from our hatching flocks to the newly hatched chicks. To ensure that you receive the healthiest chicks possible, we do a number of things...

Breed Availability Chart

The availability of breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and other poultry from Murray McMurray Hatchery varies, so for up to date information on which breeds are available,  see  the breed availability chart on our website. It is updated hourly. Within the chart, each...