Guess my Murray McMurray mystery chick!!! :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by slutter, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. slutter

    slutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Cochin would be my guess! Looks like my little Roxy did :D
     
  3. harley90

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    I have the same looking chick I have no idea what it is lol
     
  4. slutter

    slutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update its first real feathers came in. (It's maybe a week old now) and appear to be pure white if that helps lol
     
  5. angelseternity

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    It's cute. My "free rare exotic" from Murray turned out to be a Silver Leghorn Roo. I had to wait until he was fully feathered though before I found out what he was, lol. It's so hard to tell when they're chicks.

    Adding my vote, based on the breeds that Murray lists on their site with feathered feet, your picture and its new white feathers my vote is White Langshan. Unless it's a bantam. :)
     
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  6. I am looking to go in with a chicken buddy and order some day old chicks since the min at this time of year is 25. Was your experience with McMurray good? Any suggestions when ordering form them?
     
  7. slutter

    slutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking that or white cochin after the white feathers started to come in.
    A little early to tell honetly. Not bad, they shipped what i ordered with the 'exotic' extra, plus an extra.
     
  8. angelseternity

    angelseternity Out Of The Brooder

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    My experience was great. I ordered during the time of year when 15 is the minimum. They were friendly on the phone ordering and shipped them as soon as all the breeds I wanted were ready. They sent me tracking info and the little babies were at my local post office within less than 48 hours. I'm in California.

    They were all alert and happy and all of them survived. I now have 16 fluffy butts [​IMG] Some of which a friend is buying from me now that they are old enough. Mine are 5 months old. And they are all female, just like I ordered. With the exception of the free rare exotic, which since he was free was a random selection.

    My first batch I bought locally from Tractor Supply, which was fine, but you have no idea what breed they really are and the sex is not guaranteed like it is with Murray. I found this out he hard way when 2 of the 3 I picked from the "pullet" bin started to crow, and since you pay more for pullets I was quite annoyed that I paid extra for roosters. I think someone mixed the shipments or something. Between those two and the others I picked from the more exotic bin I ended up with 5 roosters, YES 5!!
     
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  9. harley90

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    I got mine from mc Murray I got 27 every one of them are still alive been about 3 weeks now none are sick all are healthy awesome hatchery
     
  10. Just ordered my 25 yesterday evening. Should be arriving in 2 weeks. My wife and I are looking forward to them arriving and need to start building a bigger brooder. Currently mine is only 4 x 4 x 2. Then a bigger coop in early spring. Currently its only 6x8.
     

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