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In celebration of our 2019 season — and for the first time ever — we are giving away FREE CHICKS! Now through December 2nd, sign up for the McMurray Hatchery newsletter for a chance to win a box of 15 female day-old baby chicks from our newest and best breeds...

French Black Copper Marans – New Breed for 2019

McMurray Hatchery is the oldest, and largest, hatchery in the United States. We offer over 100 breeds of poultry from day-old baby chicks, ducks, geese, turkeys and other fowl. Each year we carefully select breeds to add to our selection. For our 2019 season, we are...

Bielefelder – New Breed for 2019

For over a century, McMurray Hatchery has been offering the widest selection of poultry breeds and remained dedicated to preserving the quality of each breed as set forth by the American Standard of Perfection — and 2019 is no exception. McMurray Hatchery is thrilled...

Gail Damerow Discusses Eggs with Double Yolks or Double Shells

In the third article in our series with poultry expert and best-selling author, Gail Damerow, we ask her about anomalies like double yolk, triple yolk, and double shelled eggs.

Starting Our 2019 Flock (Video)

Each year, when Summer turns to Fall, our team at McMurray Hatchery begins the annual process to hatch and raise our breeder flock for the following season. We hatch and ship day-old, baby chicks from January through October each year. It takes between 18 and 22 weeks...

Gail Damerow Discusses a Hen’s Laying Cycles and Life Span

Pictured above: Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Red Star, and Pearl White Leghorn. Photo by CJ Zuppan, 2018 McMurray Hatchery Spring is in the Air photo contest. When you raise chicks to start a laying flock, it may seem to take forever before you see their first...

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Meet Our Team: Audra D., Office Manager

McMurray Hatchery is a family-owned business that has been serving generations of poultry owners for over a century — and our employees are our family, too. In this, the fourth article in our Meet Our Team series, we are proud to highlight our Office Manager, Audra D,...

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2018 Fathers Day Rooster Photo Contest Winners Announced

2018 Father's Day Rooster Photo Contest Winners! Congratulations to these entrants in the 2018 Father's Day Show Us Your Rooster photo contest! These winning photos will be used on our website, and in our marketing materials. The following entrants will...

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McMurray Hatchery Live with Tom Watkins

In our first episode of McMurray Hatchery Live, our Vice President Tom Watkins shows viewers around during a typical Hatch Day. Tom shows us around our shipping room, hand-packs a baby chick order, answers viewer questions and gets a visit from his family....

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2018 Spring is in the Air Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Spring is in the Air' Photo Contest Winners! Congratulations to these entrants in the 2018 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...

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Meet Our Team: Curt M., Hatchery Manager

In the third article in our ‘Meet Our Team’ series, we are proud to highlight our Hatchery Manager, Curt M., who has been with McMurray Hatchery for over forty years. Find out his favorite chicken breeds, and see what famous television shows he has been on!

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