Did McMurray get pecked in the head?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by jlbpa, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. jlbpa

    jlbpa In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    49.75 and more for straight runs? How much were they last year?

    cackle hatchery seems more reasonable.

  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Yeh, i have to order from them this year again, the meat birds are winning at the fair, i sure dont want to, i switched to a local hatchery. $1.30 for sexed pullets, and they have champion birds.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  3. I know. We weren't very pleased with their hatches in the past, either. We're planning to order a small brood of eight from My Pet Chicken in February. I her better things about them.

    Word has it McMurry isn't doing very good business these days...
  4. newbie coops

    newbie coops In the Brooder

    Jun 20, 2008
    Northern New England
    I've had great luck with Meyer Hatchery in Ohio.

  5. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I am now using www.eaglenestpoultry.com it is owned and opperated by an APA judge, his bantams are exibition quality, and everything else is very good. Cal them to get a catalog, they are very nice!
  6. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    49.75 for straight runs of what? I've got last years catalog right here to let you know. I may go local mainly because I don't want 20+ birds shipped.
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I think they may be relying on their size and their customer service, they may think that justifies those higher prices. I am going with somebody else also this yr.


  8. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:They are overblown and they are going to go down like banks, real estate market and so on.

  9. jlbpa

    jlbpa In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    49.75 for buff orphs and buff rocks and white orphs

    barred and white rocks, rhode island reds 46.25

    cackle hatchery I think they are all in the 30 something.

    Then I see McMurray wants $12.00 for started pullets. Shoot if a chicken is worth $12.00 any body have a nice rooster I can borrow for my egg laying hen................I'll crank up the incubator and I'll be rich !!!! Dang if a chicken is worth 12.00 dollars that means I lost over $600 dollars to predation over the past 2 years. Wonder of obama will let me deduct that from my taxes.

  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I get $15.00 easily for started pullets, and their most of the time their mutts. [​IMG]

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