Monthly Archives: July 2010

Starting a Homestead in Maine

Barbara Chatterton-Luuring and her family live in Machias, Maine. They moved there from the Netherlands about a year go and began raising chickens …. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for the State Fair

Krista Little has been raising chickens for about seven years. She has had several flocks over the years. She currently has a small flock consisting of Delawares, Cinnamon Queens, and several other varieties. Krista started raising chickens when she was … Continue reading

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Spinach Yogurt Quiche

This is a recipe for a unique quiche that our family has been making for over 25 years. Continue reading

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Chickens: The Mascots of the Local Foods Movement

by Patricia Foreman [This is the second in a series of chicken care articles by guest author Patricia Foreman. If you missed her first article, you can view it here: The Chicken Have-More Plan] Keeping backyard chickens is part of … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps

Updated Version of This Article A new version of this article is available at: Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps (NEW) Original Article Chickens enjoy eating table scraps, and most leftovers from your table are fine to feed your chickens as … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Account Email Address

If you need to change your email address or other contact information on the Murray McMurray Hatchery website, please follow these steps: Visit http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/. Click “My Account” Enter your existing email address and password to access your account information, then … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Password

If you need to change your password on the Murray McMurray Hatchery website, please follow these steps: Visit http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/. Click “My Account”. Enter your email address and current password. Click “Change Password”. Enter your current password in the “Old Password” … Continue reading

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