Monthly Archives: August 2010

2010 Photo Contest: Semi-Finalists Gallery for the "That’s So Sweet" Category

Our congratulations to all of the semi-finalists in the “That’s So Sweet” category of the Chicken Photo Contest. Below is a gallery of the photos: For contest details, see: Chicken Photo Contest Details

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Sexing Guinea Fowl

How do you tell male guinea fowl from the females? It’s a question I hear often from first-time guinea owners. Continue reading

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Backyard Chicken Myths, Part 2

by Andy Schneider (the Chicken Whisperer) If you missed part 1 of this article, you can read it here. Many people who oppose the keeping of backyard chickens often sound off during meetings about decreased property values if the city … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest: Selection of the Finalists and Semi-Finalists for the "That’s so sweet" Category

Here is a brief description of how semi-finalists were selected for the “That’s so sweet” category of the McMurray Hatchery Chicken Photo Contest. All of the pictures received ratings during our open rating period.  We took the average rating for … Continue reading

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Farming in North Carolina

Chad Sale is 35 years old and lives in North Carolina. He has raised poultry most of his life and now raises about 700 chickens, ducks, turkeys, and quail. As a child, Chad used to spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Green Chili Sauce

This sauce is excellent when poured over the top of Chile Relleno Casserole. 1 lb. round steak, cut into small cubes 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 – 4 oz. cans of chopped green chiles 2 tsp. … Continue reading

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Chile Relleno Casserole

This is a delicious main dish that uses a lot of eggs and serves eight people. It tastes best when served with Green Chile Sauce. 4 – 4 oz. cans whole green chiles 1/2 lb. Monterey Jack cheese, grated 1/2 … Continue reading

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Backyard Chicken Myths, Part 1

by Andy Schneider (the Chicken Whisperer) Time and time again I hear people complaining about the problems they think backyard chickens will bring if allowed into the backyards of their city. Some of the more common complaints that I hear … Continue reading

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Healthy Birds, Part 2

[If you have not already read part one of this two part post, you can read it here.] Each and every bird is inspected to make sure they are true to breed, i.e. feather color, skin color, proper body type, … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest Update

At the end of the day today, August 5, 2010, we will close the 2010 McMurray Hatchery Chicken Photo contest to new entries. So that you can view, rate, and comment on recently entered contest photos, we are keeping the … Continue reading

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