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McMurray Hatchery | NYT Wirecutter | The Best Chicken Coop and Accessories
The Best Chicken Coop and Accessories
Wirecutter speaks to eight experts, including Murray McMurray Hatchery, and compiled a list of everything you need to get started, from a chicken coop to first aid to the chicks themselves. — New York Times, May 2021
McMurray Hatchery | In TheNews | National Geographic | May 2018 | Year Of The Bird | Cover

America Stress-Bought All the Baby Chickens
When times are tough, people want chickens. … “People are panic-buying chickens like they did toilet paper,” said Tom Watkins, vice president of Murray McMurray Hatchery. — New York Times, March 2020

Baby Chickens Sold Out Nationwide Ahead of Easter as American Panic-Buy Feathery Friends for Comfort
Sales of baby chickens have soared across the United States in what appears to be another example of panic-buying amid the COVID-19 pandemic. — Newsweek, March 2020

Americans are Stress-Buying Chicks: Orders of Baby Chickens Double as Families Want a Steady Supply of Eggs and a New Hobby During Coronavirus Lockdown
Americans have been buying up chicks as a way to cope with egg shortages and up to 54 percent increase in prices by the dozen, along with boredom and anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. — The Daily Mail UK, March 2020

Chickenomics: When Crisis Strikes, Americans Buy Chicks
The weeks leading up to Easter are always the busiest for chicken hatcheries, but this spring, chicks are nearly impossible to find as sales spike during the COVID-19 lockdown. — Capital Press, April 2020

From the Field: McMurray Hatchery’s Tom Watkins
A digital look at those working and living in a virus world trying to keep operations going and feeding the world. — Capital Press, April 2020

What You Should Know Before Raising Backyard Chickens During Lockdown
More people are buying hens for eggs during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what to know before you decide to try it at home. — HuffPost, June 2020

McMurray Hatchery | In TheNews | National Geographic | May 2018 | Year Of The Bird | Cover
McMurray Hatchery | In TheNews | National Geographic | May 2018 | Year Of The Bird
McMurray Hatchery | In TheNews | National Geographic | May 2018 | Year Of The Bird | Barred Rock
These are the Dinosaurs That Didn’t Die
Featuring McMurray Hatchery stock, photographed at the Little Ghent Farm in New York, photographed by Robert Clark — National Geographic, May 2018
Pesky Black Flies Pretty Harmless to Humans But Not Animals
5/23/2019 — Washington Times Herald

ON THE FARM: Red Rangers: A Successful Experiment
9/15/2018 — Sawyer County Record

Farming Today Magazine Visits McMurray Hatchery
4/5/2018 — Farming Today Magazine

The Legacy Continues: Murray McMurray Hatchery Welcomes First Hatch of 2018
1/30/2018 — The Freeman Journal

Celebrating 100 Years: McMurray Hatchery Holds Event to Honor a Century of Business
11/20/2017 — The Freeman Journal

New York Farm Takes Slow Approach to Raising Turkeys
11/17/17 — Lancaster Farming

Let’s Talk Turkey: Area Farm Ready for Thanksgiving
11/09/2017 — Saratogian Business

100 Years of Poultry
9/23/17 — The Fort Dodge Messenger

Just Ducky: Kreft Students Hatch Ideas Learning About Life Cycles
5/31/2017 — The Daily Nonpareil

How Newborn Baby Chicks Travel Across the Country to Get to Your Backyard
4/13/2017 — Country Living

What the Flock? Suburban Chickens Rule the Roost
3/24/2017 — The College Voice

A Piece of History Comes Home
1/31/2017 — The Freeman Journal

Banker Hatches a Successful Enterprise: Murray McMurray Hatchery Celebrates a Century of Business
1/31/2017 — The Freeman Journal

Iowa Icon: Murray McMurray Hatchery
5/07/2014 — WHO TV-13

Talk of Iowa: Raising Your Own Chickens (AUDIO RECORDING)
3/26/2013 — Iowa Public Radio

The It Bird, The Return of the Back-Yard Chicken
9/28/2009 — The New Yorker

Mail-Order Chickens: USPS Ships Live Birds by the Thousands
5/25/2006 — National Geographic


Martha Stewart: Mail-Order Chicks for Your Personal Coop [VIDEO]
The Martha Stewart Show

Martha Stewart: A Visit to the McMurray Hatchery [VIDEO]
The Martha Stewart Show

Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe - McMurray Hatchery - The Chick Sexer
Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe - McMurray Hatchery - The Chick Sexer

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