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 interview with someone who...

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?” The Dilemma One reader commented, Hot/warm water freezes twice as fast as...

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 morning.  Some people  keep two sets of...

McMurray Hatchery Catalogs for 2011

We will start sending out McMurray Hatchery catalogs for 2011 at the end of December.  If you’re not yet on our mailing list, you can request a catalog using the link below: Request a Catalog If you have placed an order with us anytime within the past 5 years,...