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post #1 of 18
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I just ordered 10 EE chicks from Murray McMurray (the ones they sell as "Araucanas/Americanas"). Anyone have photos of McMurray EEs to share? I am wondering what they may look like. I know its pretty much a lottery, but it may give me some idea of what to expect. Chicks arrive early March and I am so excited!

 

PS - Did I put this in the correct forum? I wasn't sure exactly where to put this question...

Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

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Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!

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post #2 of 18

I got some from them two years ago. Here is the rooster I got from them:

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The hens I got were all very attractive and healthy as well. I don't have any pictures of hens on this computer, but will post some later if I can.

 

Good luck with your chickens!


Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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post #3 of 18
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Thank you! He is gorgeous!

Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!

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Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!

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post #4 of 18

I really enjoyed my EE's from MM, they were a diverse group of hens and they layed really well.  I was quite pleased.  Of course it just fueled my interest in real ameraucanas and have since purchased breeder quality hens.   I really like them too, but if you are looking for a bluer egg, it really didn't pan out.  The EE's layed well and consistently layed blue or blue green eggs.  So if pedigree doesn't matter to you (and most people it doesn't), enjoy your new babies.

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

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Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

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post #5 of 18

As promised....here are two of my EE hens that came with the rooster above....

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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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post #6 of 18

When you order just 10 chickens when there is a minimum of 25, how does that work? -Just curious.

I'm the proud mommy of 6 German Shepherd Dogs, 2 beagle hounds, a Guinea Pig, a Beta fish, 2 kittens, 2 geese, and 66 of the best chickens ever!!!!!! I also breed German Shepherds. Check out my website and facebook page!

http://www.VonHiestandShepherds.com or http://www.facebook.com/VonHiestandShepherds

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I'm the proud mommy of 6 German Shepherd Dogs, 2 beagle hounds, a Guinea Pig, a Beta fish, 2 kittens, 2 geese, and 66 of the best chickens ever!!!!!! I also breed German Shepherds. Check out my website and facebook page!

http://www.VonHiestandShepherds.com or http://www.facebook.com/VonHiestandShepherds

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post #7 of 18

I didn't know McMurray would do that. IF so I think they throw a bunch of rooster chicks in to fill the box and charge you an extra fee. Maybe someone who has done this can chime in. If you have any feed stores around that sell live chicks....sometimes they will let you order your with their order since they are getting hundreds. You'll have to pay their mark-up, but it may be less than the small order charges from the hatchery.


Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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post #8 of 18

I do not see anywhere where McMurray will ship less than 25 chicks. What you can do is order what you want and then fill up the rest of the order with male chicks like the White Leghorn male chicks (the cheapest!). I had to do this and then gave the male leghorns away.

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BYC Member since 4/11/2002 Welsummers and Champagne d'Argents

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post #9 of 18

Here's my rooster I got from McMurray last year. 

 

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post #10 of 18
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Thank you again, everyone! I am even more excited to see how mine turn out now! Your chickens are all so beautiful!

 

Lolita, I placed my order online and adjusted it so I had 25. I am not sure if it would have let me place the order if I had not had 25 so I can't tell you how that works. I did send them a question a day or two before I ordered through an electronic form on their site and I got a response very fast. You could ask through that medium and see what they can tell you. They have a number on their site as well. I am sure it is a question they get frequently. Good luck!

Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!

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Home to 23 hens, 3 Arabian horses and 10 barn cats. Oh, and 4 humans.

 

Breeds: 4 Red Sex Link, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 White Rock, 1 Production Red, 2 Speckled Sussex, 3 Light Brahma, 9 EE, 2 Cuckoo Marans

 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!

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