Monthly Archives: December 2010

Favorite Poultry Articles of 2010

How to Keep Your Chickens Safe, Part 1 and Part 2 by Bud Wood, McMurray Hatchery president.  These posts give some important and useful tips and ideas on how to protect your chickens from predators. The Self-Perpetuating Flock – an … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from McMurray Hatchery

We wish all of you a joyous and safe holiday season. Your friends at McMurray Hatchery

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Which Freezes Faster, Warm Water or Cold?

Several people who read our recent article, Keeping the Chicken Water from Freezing, brought up the question:  “which type of water freezes faster, warm (or hot) water, or cold?”

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Keeping the Chicken Water from Freezing

In cold weather, it can be difficult to keep your chickens’ water from freezing.  Here are a few solutions: Store the waterers in a heated area overnight then bring them back out to the chicken coop or chicken pen each … Continue reading

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McMurray Hatchery Catalogs for 2011

Information on how to request a McMurray Hatchery catalog for 2011. Continue reading

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Baby Chick Videos

We have made a series of short videos that show many of the breeds of baby chicks that we offer on our website.  Each video is about 90 seconds long. The baby chicks are very cute to watch, but the … Continue reading

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2010 Chicken Photo Contest Winners

McMurray Hatchery’s 2010 Chicken Photo Contest has now ended.  You can view the winning photos and read the stories behind them using the links below: Winner for the That’s So Sweet category Winner for the Too Funny for Words category … Continue reading

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2010 Photo Contest Winner

Best Breed Photo The final results are in for this category of the photo contest. The Winner Congratulations to Tracy Anderson who won first place in the contest with her photo of Tubsy, a beautiful Golden Laced Wyandotte from Murray … Continue reading

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