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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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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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Brooding My Chicks

As I drove the moving truck out of the neighborhood, Rosie and Winston sat shotgun quietly.  I could see the look on their face.  They couldn’t believe what we just packed up in this bohemith of a truck.  Quite frankly, … Continue reading

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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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4 Time Olympic Triathlete teams up with Murray McMurray Hatchery

Four Time Olympic Triathlete and Seven Time U.S. Elite National Champion, Hunter Kemper, has joined with Murray McMurray Hatchery to promote backyard chickens and fresh, backyard eggs. Hunter and his family recently received newly hatched chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery … Continue reading

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Laryngotracheitis by Darrell W. Trampel, D.V.M., PhD.

Laryngotracheitis  Darrell W. Trampel, D.V.M., PhD. Iowa State University January 6, 2014          Each year, chicken owners contact me to discuss a serious disease in their chickens characterized by difficult breathing, loud wheezing, and gurgling.  Affected chickens often stand with … Continue reading

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A Coccidiosis Primer

A Coccidiosis Primer Darrell W. Trampel, D.V.M., PhD. Iowa State University December 26, 2013 Coccidiosis is found wherever chickens are raised.  Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease caused by protozoan parasites which belong to the genus Eimeria.  Disease occurs primarily in … Continue reading

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Pullorum Disease, Poultry, and the NPIP by Dr. Darrell W. Trampel, D.V.M., PhD.

 Pullorum Disease, Poultry, and the NPIP Darrell W. Trampel, D.V.M., PhD. Iowa State University December 2, 2013           Development of purebred chickens can be traced back to 1875 when the American Poultry Association (APA) published a book entitled “Standards of … Continue reading

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Postal Service Proposes Increased Shipping Rates on Poultry

Dear Valued Murray McMurray Hatchery Customer, It has come to our attention the Post Office is requesting a change to the shipment of poultry through the mail. The following link is a copy of the proposal in PDF form or … Continue reading

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Where to Begin?

With so many developments and activities going on at Murray McMurray Hatchery it’s hard to know where to begin. Our 2013 season has been going very well!  We feel so blessed to hear the positive feedback from our thousands of … Continue reading

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