Category Archives: McMurray Hatchery

The Farm-to-Table Movement Wouldn’t Be Successful Today Without the Mail Order Chick Business

Note: The following article will appear in an upcoming issue of Dirt Magazine discussing Murray McMurray Hatchery’s stance on the mail order chick business. The growth of the farm-to-table movement wouldn’t be as successful as it is today without the … 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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“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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An Interview with Joe Claborn, Part 3

Background: Joe Claborn has worked with McMurray Hatchery for many years and currently raises started chicks and started pullets for McMurray. Joe is also involved with a project that Bud Wood, president of McMurray Hatchery, initiated to start backup flocks for many of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Joe Claborn, Part 2

Background: Joe Claborn has worked with McMurray Hatchery for many years and currently raises started chicks and started pullets for McMurray. Joe is also involved with a project that Bud Wood, president of McMurray Hatchery, initiated to start backup flocks for many of … 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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An Interview with Joe Claborn, Part 1

Background: Joe Claborn has worked with McMurray Hatchery for many years and currently raises started chicks and started pullets for McMurray. Joe is also involved with a project that Bud Wood, president of McMurray Hatchery, initiated to start backup flocks for many of … Continue reading

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Murray McMurray Hatchery Chick Selector

With so many breeds and varieties of chickens to choose from, sometimes determining exactly which breed you want can be difficult. The chick selector on our website is a tool we developed to make it a lot easier to decide, … Continue reading

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Catalog Time

Catalog time is here again!  Actually, it has been here for several months but now we are at the stage where final decisions need to made and the final blessings are put on the various pages.  It is always a … Continue reading

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Chicks of the Trade (show)

I like trade shows.  Trade shows offer you a place to see, feel, smell and experience new products, new ideas and allow you to meet many new people.  Granted, some people would ask, “Why do you need a tradeshow when … Continue reading

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