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How to Introduce New Chickens into your Existing Flock

Integrating new chickens into an established flock can be problematic.  This series of past articles covers the basics of introducing new chickens into your flock as painlessly as possible. 1. The first article in this series gives the background information … Continue reading

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Winners for the Egg Photo Contest

We have really enjoyed seeing the amazing variety of photos in this contest. First Place Lisa Beth Steele won first place with her photo showing a pastel array of duck, Americauna, Cuckoo Marans, Australorp, and Buff eggs. As first place … Continue reading

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Poultry Coop Photo Contest Winners

First Place The first place winner is Maria Beason. She won a $100 Murray McMurray Gift Certificate for her photo of “The Chicken Mansion.” To see photos of the inside of Maria’s chicken coop, along with more information about the … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Photos and Description from Maria Beason

Congratulations! Congratulations to Maria Beason for winning first place in the Poultry Housing Photo Contest, with her photo of “The Chicken Mansion.” She won a $100 Murray McMurray Hatchery gift certificate. Size and Description of the Chicken Coop Maria’s husband, … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Photos and Description from Cindy Benkert

Congratulations! Congratulations to Cindy Benkert for winning second place in the McMurray Hatchery Poultry Coop Photo Contest.  She won second place and a $50 Murray McMurray gift certificate. Here is Cindy’s description of the coop: This chicken coop was built … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Photo and Description from Jennifer Gallus

Congratulations! Congratulations to Jennifer Gallus for winning third place in the McMurray Hatchery Poultry Coop Photo Contest.  Jennifer won a $25 Murray McMurray Hatchery gift certificate. Here is Jennifer’s description of the coop: Our coop was handmade by my husband … Continue reading

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Poultry Open Class Contest Now Open

Poultry Open Class Contest This contest is for photos of all types of poultry that we carry in our 2011 catalog or on our website. This includes chickens, ducks, guineas, geese, partridge, peafowl, pheasants, quail, swans, turkeys, and several other … Continue reading

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Female Poultry Photo Contest Now Open

Female Poultry Photo Contest Our fourth photo contest of the year is now open. It is for photos of hens, female ducks, female geese, female turkeys, and female poultry of any other type that we offer in our 2011 catalog … Continue reading

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At What Age Will My Chickens Start Laying?

Introduction The age at which your hens will begin to lay depends on their breed type.  Hybrids are the earliest birds to start laying, starting about 1 month earlier than non-hybrids. Non-hybrids, which include our rare and heritage breeds, typically … Continue reading

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Egg Photo Contest Now Open

Egg Photo Contest This contest is for photos of poultry eggs. The eggs can be from chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, swans, quail, guineas, peafowl, pheasants, or any other type of poultry that we offer in our 2011 catalog or our … Continue reading

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