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Getting Your Poultry Ready for Show Season

Show season is right around the corner and we wanted to share some simple tips to help you maximize your experience and hopefully assist you with bringing home a few ribbons. We’ve found basic preparation is critical to getting your … Continue reading

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Provide a Safe and Comfortable Coop for Your Chickens

Even though coops may vary from one to another, there are some common items that you need to keep in mind to ensure that your chickens are kept safe and perform at an optimal level. We’ve gathered some basic information … Continue reading

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February Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to our February 2017 photo contest winners. These winning photos will be be used on our website, and each entrant will receive a Murray McMurray Gift Certificate. We received over 675 entries in this photo contest — thank you … Continue reading

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How to Store Your Eggs for Maximum Freshness

We all know that the freshest eggs come directly from your chicken but, more often than not, you will have to store your eggs for a few days or possibly a few weeks. So, what is the best way to … Continue reading

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The Winners of the McMurray Spring Chicken Photo Contest

A lot of really great photos were entered into our Spring 2016 Photo Contest. The contest is now over, and here are the winning photos: First Place First place goes to Nora Lantagne. As a prize, she will receive a … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Chicken Photo Contest Now Open

Now that you’ve rated the photos to select the 10 finalists, it’s time to rate the finalist photos in order to choose the winner. Click the link below to see and rate the finalist photos: >>> Rate Finalist Photos     … Continue reading

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2016 Photo Contest #1

We’re excited to announce our first photo contest of 2016! For this contest, we are looking for photos of people working with their chickens — feeding and watering them, gathering eggs, moving portable coops on pasture, or similar things. Please include a … Continue reading

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“Noah’s Ark Project” — An Update

Background: As we’ve mentioned previously, in May of 2015, Murray McMurray Hatchery brought a truckload of 3,700 newly-hatched chicks to Joe Claborn’s farm in Texas for safekeeping as Avian Influenza was spreading in the U.S. and in Iowa. The project … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Flock

In this article, we’ll discuss several different ways to start your flock. Buy Day Old Baby Chicks Most of our customers buy day old baby chicks. They’re called “day old” because they’re shipped to you the day that they’re hatched. … Continue reading

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Moving Chickens to Texas

As Avian Influenza (AI) has continued to spread in the United States and Iowa, in particular, we began making arrangements in May of this year for how we could start some backup flocks. Although the strains of AI found in … Continue reading

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