NEW! Starting in April, to meet the needs of our customers with limitations on the number of birds they are allowed, we are offering lower minimums on two of our best-selling assortments — Murray’s Choice Layer Assortment and our Brown Egg Layer Assortment. These two assortments are available now with a minimum order of JUST 10 CHICKS!

McMurray Hatchery | Chick Assortments | Murray's Choice Layers

Murray’s Choice Layer Assortment

If you aren’t set on a particular breed, this assortment will give you a variety of breeds that lay well. We’ll hand-select an assortment for you of white, tinted, and brown egg layers making a beautiful flock and a colorful egg basket. At least 5 different varieties (3 in an order of 10) of our choice are included in Murray’s Choice Layers from our White Egg Layers, Heavy Breeds, Ameraucanas, and Rare and Unusual Varieties. This assortment will give you good layers at a discounted price.
McMurray Hatchery | Chick Assortments | Brown Egg Layers

Brown Egg Layer Assortment

If you prefer large brown eggs and don’t need a specific breed, our Brown Egg Layer Assortment is just what you’re looking for. This popular chick assortment includes our choice of at least 5 different breeds (3 in an order of 10) which may include: Black Australorps, Light Brahmas, Dark Cornish, Black and White Giants, Buff and White Orpingtons, New Hampshires, Rhode Island Reds, Delaware, Rocks, Sussex, Turkens, Red and Black Stars, Wyandottes and more. These chicks will make a colorful and productive assortment of pullets.

Just getting started? Don’t forget you’ll need a brooder to keep your baby chicks warm for the first few weeks. Our all new Platinum Starter Kit has everything you need to get your chicks started except the bedding. Featuring the EcoGlow 20, a safe radiant heat source, this kit is perfect for anyone new to owning backyard chickens.

McMurray Hatchery | Platinum Starter Kit

NEW Platinum Starter Kit

Our Platinum Starter Kit is a complete brooder set-up with everything you need to get started with your new baby chicks — just set it up and add some bedding! This kit features the Brinsea EcoGlow 20 — a safe, radiant heat brooder preferred by most backyard chicken owners over traditional heat lamps. Also included is the Chicken Help Book BundleStorey’s Guide to Raising Chickens and the Chicken Health Handbook. This 2-book set is a must-have for any poultry owner. The Platinum Starter Kit will easily handle up to 25 chicks for 2 weeks, and is great for reusing over and over again. Includes all of the following:

  •  Brinsea EcoGlow 20 Radiant Heat Chick Brooder
  • 1 Gallon Waterer
  • 20″ Reel Feeder — Holds 5 lbs. of Feed
  • Reusable Plastic Brooder Panels
  • Brooder Thermometer
  • Quik Chik — Electrolytes to Get Them Off to a Good Start
  • Gail Damerow Chicken Help Book Bundle — Includes Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens and the Chicken Health Handbook
  • Organic Chick Starter Feed — 5 lb. Bag

Need more space? Add more Chick Starter Home Panels for a larger space.