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Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper Visits Murray McMurray Hatchery

Four Time Olympic Triathlete, Hunter Kemper, visited with us at the hatchery this past week and we gave him the grand tour! Hunter is helping us spread the message that fresh eggs from your backyard Murray McMurray Hatchery chickens are … Continue reading

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My Girl Photo Contest Announced!

My Girl Photo Contest Announced! http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/p/mygirl2012 Send in your best/favorite photo of your hen chicken for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate and other great prizes! We want to see our prized girl and give away some great … Continue reading

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4 Weeks – Bigger Chicks

It’s been approximately four weeks since we got our baby chicks and the change they have gone through has been quite interesting to watch.  I never realized how interesting chickens could be to watch and now I often find myself … Continue reading

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The First Order

I remember walking a trail in one of our recent trips to the Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge,Tennessee to be exact.  The promise of our friends and guides, experienced visitors to the area, was a tremendous waterfall nearly a mile and … Continue reading

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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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Straight to the Source – A Visit to Our Flock Farms

Offering healthy and happy baby chicks doesn’t happen by accident.  In fact, proper care and nutrition to help ensure optimal growth is provided to the source flocks through a dedicated person, years of experience and a genuine enthusiasm about chickens.  … Continue reading

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My First Hatch – What an Experience

As I peered through the window at the eggs I had a flood of emotion overcome me.  The anticipation of the new chick arrival has been burning inside of me since November as I kept hearing from the long time … Continue reading

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How to Care For Your Chickens Through the Winter

For tips and information about how to best care for your chickens through the winter, please see these articles on our blog: Keeping the Chicken Water from Freezing Preparing Your Laying Flock for Winter (Part 1) and Part 2 – … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps

Chickens like to eat table scraps, and most of the leftovers from your meals are safe for them to eat.  Table scraps alone don’t form a balanced diet for your chickens, so you should use them as a supplemental treat, … Continue reading

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How Can I Get My Hens to Lay in their Nest Boxes?

Sometimes hens lay their eggs on the floor of the coop, which can be a problem because the eggs get soiled from their manure, and the eggs are more likely to get cracked, broken, or stepped on. Hens will also … Continue reading

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