Four Time Olympic Triathlete and Seven Time U.S. Elite National Champion, Hunter Kemper, has joined with Murray McMurray Hatchery to promote backyard chickens and fresh, backyard eggs.

Hunter and his family recently received newly hatched chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster City, Iowa.  The Kemper family will start enjoying fresh eggs from their own chickens within approximately 16 weeks.  As Hunter continues to train and monitor his nutrition, the value of a nutritious fresh egg will fit well into his diet.  “The egg is the standard when it comes to a natural form of protein,” says Hunter.  “By having our own chickens, I know what they are being fed, how they are being treated, and I love the idea of eating fresh eggs right from my backyard.  My family and I are looking forward to getting our first egg.”

Murray McMurray Hatchery will be showcasing Hunter’s adventure with his new chicks throughout the year at www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/hunterkemper  .  The Kemper family will be posting pictures, videos and blogs about their experiences as they learn how to care for the chicks.  Fans of Hunter Kemper and chicken lovers alike will be able to ask questions of Hunter and offer him advice on caring for the chickens.

“When Chris (Chris Huseman, Director of Marketing for Murray McMurray Hatchery) and I first started talking, I didn’t realize how popular raising your own chickens is,” explains Hunter.  “I love the idea that my family now can help play an integral part in my nutrition as we all share in the fun of raising our own chickens.  My boys absolutely loved getting the chicks – they have not stopped smiling about them.”

With his five new breeds of chickens, Hunter Kemper will be aiming for his record breaking fifth U.S. Olympic team at the 2016 RIO Olympic Games.

Murray McMurray Hatchery has been providing family memories with newly hatched chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks and other fowl since 1917.  The company offers more than 100 breeds of chickens and other fowl and serves customers throughout the entire United States.  More information about Murray McMurray Hatchery can be found at http://www.mcurrayhatchery.com.

Hunter Kemper is a Four Time Olympic Triathlete and Seven Time U.S. Elite National Champion.     Hunter and his wife, Val, live in Colorado Springs, CO with their three boys and baby girl.   More information on Hunter can be found at www.hunterkemper.com.   You can follow Hunter on Twitter at @hunterkemper.