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McMurray Hatchery at the 2019 Homesteaders of America Conference

This October, McMurray’s Bud Wood and Tom Watkins headed to Front Royal, Virginia, to connect with homesteaders as a sponsor at the 2019 Homesteaders of America Conference.

McMurray Hatchery at the 2019 National Heirloom Expo

As our 2019 season is winding down and we start gearing up for the start of our 2020 season, some members of our team are hitting the road to attend conferences and events across the U.S., and spending time connecting with our customers and answering their questions....

Serving Up Eggs to Iowans in Need

When a holiday lands in the middle of the week, limited mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service means we are unable to ship day-old baby chicks. It takes a full 21 days to incubate an egg and hatch a chick — and you can't tell the hens to take a week off...

Donating to the Cause: Preserving Rare Breeds

For over a century, McMurray Hatchery has remained dedicated to preserving rare and exotic poultry breeds. Today we carry over 120 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, pheasants and other rare and exotic birds. As part of our...
McMurray Hatchery at the 2019 National Heirloom Expo

McMurray Hatchery at the 2019 National Heirloom Expo

As our 2019 season is winding down and we start gearing up for the start of our 2020 season, some members of our team are hitting the road to attend conferences and events across the U.S., and spending time connecting with our customers and answering their questions....

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2019 Fall Photo Contest Winners Announced

2019 Fall Photo Contest Winners Announced

2019 Fall Photo Contest Winners!Congratulations to these entrants in the 2019 Fall photo contest! These three photos were so fun we just couldn't resist. The following entrants will each receive a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to McMurray Hatchery:BEVERLY THE...

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McMurray Hatchery On the Road

McMurray Hatchery On the Road

This year the chicks aren't the only ones hitting the road at McMurray Hatchery. Our team is gearing up to head out to several conferences and expos across the U.S. to meet with our customers, talk to those interested in learning more about raising...

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Serving Up Eggs to Iowans in Need

Serving Up Eggs to Iowans in Need

When a holiday lands in the middle of the week, limited mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service means we are unable to ship day-old baby chicks. It takes a full 21 days to incubate an egg and hatch a chick — and you can't tell the hens to take a week off...

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Spring is in the Air Photo Contest Winners Announced

Spring is in the Air Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to these entrants in the 2019 Spring is in the Air photo contest! These winning photos will be used on our website, and in our marketing materials. The following entrants will each receive a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to McMurray Hatchery: SILVER...

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Donating to the Cause: Preserving Rare Breeds

Donating to the Cause: Preserving Rare Breeds

For over a century, McMurray Hatchery has remained dedicated to preserving rare and exotic poultry breeds. Today we carry over 120 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, pheasants and other rare and exotic birds. As part of our...

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Heritage Breeds Week: Supporting the Livestock Conservancy

Heritage Breeds Week: Supporting the Livestock Conservancy

For over a century, McMurray Hachery has remained dedicated to preserving rare and exotic poultry breeds. Today we carry over 120 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, pheasants and other rare and exotic birds. As part of our dedication to the...

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Hatch At Home: Getting Started

Hatch At Home: Getting Started

When you work at a Hatchery, it’s inevitable that someone in your family will develop an interest in chickens. My 12-year-old has caught the ‘bug’, so we decided to try our hand at hatching eggs at home.

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