Is Murray Mcmurray Hatchery good??????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Taylor, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want really good egg layers, and order from Mcmurray, what are your experiences with them? what breeds are best for egg-production? post your pics if you have any! [​IMG]
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered mine from them. 26 and they all arrived very healthy. They are still alive and well. I give them a 10. I ordered RIR's. They are great. Get eggs everyday. If you look at my pic below my name you will see some. Good luck [​IMG]
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ordered 50, went down to 20. Ordered 30 more, went down to 15. Course, I never actually judge how many chicks arrived alive or anything, because anything can happen.

    My experience and judgment goes to the adult birds. I'll say that at least half the EE's I've gotten from them had crooked toes, crooked beaks, wry tail, bad egg production, or short lifespan. All of the Turkens I got from them were NOT cold hardy as said, and died midway through winter. Most of their Polish are rather weak, but at least the WCB's and Silver Laced survived through the seasons. Buff Laced, Gold Laced, White, and Black - Never got to see them past 3 months of age. New Hampshires - Only got one out of 5 in the end. She's pretty healthy and a very good layer. Even went broody and hatched out some chicks. Wyandottes - Worst quality of all hatcheries, but pretty hardy buggers with good egg laying. Terrible temperaments though.

    So, to those who want good egg layers - I'll give them kudos to the Wyandottes and New Hampshires. Their WCB Polish are really good layers too.
     
  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Their customer service is excellent. As long as you know you will not be getting show quality...go for it. I got a bunch of different layers for variety last year.
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Very good. They usually have descent chickens.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're sex link varieties are excellent layers--I've had both Red and Black Stars(currently 26 first-year, BS that lay every day). I've also have been getting EE's from them for years and never had a bad bird--most lay olive eggs but I also have had some pale blue. Some of the roosters were quite handsome and I've never had a mean one. Over the past 25 years I have purchased over 500 birds from them in lots from as few as 25 and as many as 50, had only one chick that arrived DOA and all others have been healthy. BTW, I always order my birds vaccinated for cocci and Marek's. My purchases have been mostly laying varieties--RIR, BR, BO, EE and sex-links--but I used to buy Cornish X's and once order their fly tyer's special. Never any bantams so don't know what they'd be like.
     
  7. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard some bad replies from them, some good, and some excellent! so I don't know.... [​IMG] i would like to try them out, but i do not want a bad order, ya know what i mean. I am interested in the Red Rhode Islands, Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, And Red Stars.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have been happy with McMurray.
     
  9. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good birds and service
     
  10. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an entire thread on here about McMurray. I will be receiving 102 chicks from them in just 11 days. I have a friend that recommended them. So far, the customer service has been just GREAT.
     

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