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2017 Best of Breeds Photo Contest: Bantams

Do you have a bantam rooster or hen that is the best in its breed? Over the next three weeks, we are looking for images of Bantams who exemplify their best in breed to be featured in our upcoming catalog … Continue reading

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Safe Table Scraps For Your Chickens

Most chickens enjoy table scraps but it is important to feed them in moderation and use them as a special treat because they are not part of a balanced diet. Continue reading

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May is National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month and we will be celebrating throughout the entire month here at the McMurray Hatchery. To help kick off the month, we thought we’d share some facts about eggs that you may or may not know. Continue reading

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Spring Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Spring is in the Air 2017 photo contest winners. Continue reading

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Understanding Feed Categories for Optimal Growth

Providing your flock with a balanced and nutrient-rich diet will help them achieve optimal growth, maximize egg production, have adequate weight gain and build their resistance to various diseases. It is important that you understand the difference between the various … Continue reading

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Reducing Stress in Your Flock

Reducing or limiting stress is one of the best things you can do to keep your flock healthy and productive. Similar to how stress affects humans, in poultry it can lead to many problems including: reduced egg production, poor rate of growth and … Continue reading

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Options for Starting your own Flock of Chickens

Raising chickens is becoming more and more popular with homesteaders, hobbyists, urban farmers, and those wanting to have an organic resource for their eggs and meat. When starting out, you have several options for populating your flock. Each have their advantages and disadvantages so it is important to look at your situation to find the right fit. Continue reading

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Keep Your Chickens Healthy and Producing During Winter Months

As the weather turns cold, it is time to start thinking about winterizing your coop so your chickens stay healthy and produce eggs through the colder months. To help you, we have compiled a list of basic winterizing tips. Prevent … Continue reading

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2017 Catalog Photo Contest Winners

The 2017 Murray McMurray catalog — our 100th Anniversary catalog — will be extra special next year with a little help from some of our friends who have submitted photos to one of our photo contests. These photos were selected … Continue reading

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Tips to Predator-Proof Your Coop

Whether you live in town or live in the suburbs, keeping your birds safe is a challenging task as they attract all kinds of predators. Nothing is worse than finding an injured, dead or missing flock member, so we decided … Continue reading

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