Anyone order from Murry McMurry? Would like to hear from you

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by eggcited2, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

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    I am thinking of getting some juvenile pullets from Murry McMurry. They ship out approx. 17 week old pullets. I have never gotten chickens from them at all, baby nor older.

    Before I pay out that kind of money, I would like to know other people's experience with them (with either baby or older chicks). You can pm me if you would rather not post an answer or experience.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I don't use MM, but if your looking for pullets can you look more local, a local co-op, http://chicktrader.com/mo/ , swaps, craigslist, even a farmer
     
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  3. Quinn4321

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    I have gotten Buff Brahma bantam chicks and Mille Fleur belgian d' uccles chicks. They have never gotten sick,look well are happy and I love em.
     
  4. eggcited2

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    Quote:No one around my area has the exact pullets I am wanting: Red Star. Also when I want them: mid to late April. (so they are not having to deal with cold temps in our area).

    But thanks for trying to help and for suggestions. [​IMG]
     
  5. F50myster

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    all my birds are from Murray mcmurray hatchery and i recieved an order of 25 clean legged bantam chicks in november and almost half died hours after recieving them. I called MM and their ladys are just awesome they gave me a refund foe the chicks that i lost and i used that to buy the rainbow layer assortment which i recieved on Feb 7th and all 25 chicks were alive and now about a month later all 25 are still alive. Order from them! [​IMG] just do it youll be pleased! [​IMG]
     
  6. eggcited2

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    I went ahead and ordered some juvenile. I ordered three of their red star pullets. I set for them arrive about April 18. They will be about 17 weeks old when I get them. So no heat lamps, and all the extra work of getting day old chicks. These guys would be ready to go right outside. I know not to put them directly into what chickens I have now. Will put a pen next to my current chickens and let them get used to each other over a week or two. I have a large dog house that I will put in with the new ones, for shelter till they go in with everyone else. That will make 13 hens/pullets and one roo. If I keep roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. F50myster

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    oh and btw they arrive with their beaks trimmed [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:When you say 'trimmed'; does that mean just the tip off and shaped up and will grow back, or the kind that half the beak is gone, mangled and deformed?
     
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    Quote:When you say 'trimmed'; does that mean just the tip off and shaped up and will grow back, or the kind that half the beak is gone, mangled and deformed?

    usually the top half of the beak is cut off just a little to make it uneven and dull and it will grow back adter some time like about 1 year or 2. [​IMG] they do this because they raise them in big farms and dont want them pecking eachother to death
     
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  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:When you say 'trimmed'; does that mean just the tip off and shaped up and will grow back, or the kind that half the beak is gone, mangled and deformed?

    The top half of the beak is trimmed down to prevent them from pecking each other to dead because of crowded conditions. It will never grow back and the birds may not be as good as a forager as your other birds. It depends if the trimming was done properly or not
     

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