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McMurray Hatchery does it again!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunny Side Up, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Just got my latest order from McMurray Hatchery, and once again, got a box filled with beautiful healthy live chicks! The order was filled perfectly with a variety of breeds. Of course, we'll have to wait a month or so to be sure they're all the pullets I ordered, but last year the sexing was 100% accurate.
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My McMurray chicks are great as well. They're about 7 weeks old now and only 1 maybe 2 of them appear to be roos (out of 5 straight run chicks). All of my ordered pullets look like pullets. I would definately order from them again. Enjoy your fuzzy butts. What kind did you get?
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  4. Congrats! Wishing everyone had such a great %

    I went to the feed store this year and picked up 14 more [​IMG] . They said 90% chance they are all pullets [​IMG] . Out of the 14 chickens.......5 turned out to be [​IMG] roos. Looks like more fried chicken [​IMG] after a bit.
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I got heavy production-breed pullets, RIR, BR, Speckled Sussex, Americana, Delaware, Buff Orp, & Partridge Rock. Each summer I get 30 chicks to raise up and show & sell at our county fair in January. There are a LOT of folks who come there looking to buy laying hens. Plus, they usually all win blue ribbons, even some trophies, and premiums for those. Last year a lot of folks were asking for Polish hens so I got some Gold- and Silver-Laced Polish pullets.

    In the last photo, in the lower left, you can see the "free exotic chick" MMH sent. He's standing up tall and looking over his shoulder at the camera. I can't tell what he is, maybe a Silver Leghorn.

    MMH seems to have changed the way they ship to my address, usually I get them on a Tues at a different Post Office. I was surprised to hear the message on my answering machine when I got home from church yesterday, and to pick them up at a different place. I think they came faster this way, many of them still have their egg tooth.

    This morning they're all still as happy & healthy as ever! I took these photos last night. Since I wasn't expecting them so soon I didn't have straw ready for their bedding. I used sand from the kids' sandbox, it seems to be working well. The chicks have even been playing with the little toy soldiers that got dumped in accidentally, grabbing them & playing keep-away with them. My kids think that's really funny!

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  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I wish it was so easy to get birds here in Canada, congrats on your new chicks!
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute......!
     
  8. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MMH did very well for us last year. . . all 36 of ours are still with us and thriving, and broody, sheesh! Next time we make an order, I'll be saying "no" to the free exotic. We got a silver Lakenvelder roo, and while he's an okay looking roo (I laugh at his huge swinging wattles), he is a devil!
     
  9. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that dark one n the last pic with the white butt...too darn cute...all of them...MM did great by me recently wit my gosling and duckling order...I got 8 Toulouse goslings and 4 Cayuga females...all healthy and thriving...got them over night...I have always been very happy with MM...I got my first order from them sometime in 1986...
     
  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Thanks, I noticed that BR's little white fluffy butt too, they're so cute now! Since I'm taking them to the Fair I don't mind having an extra roo I should be able to show & sell there. Last year I got a Golden-laced Polish cockerel, he grew up to be really good-looking. And he won a trophy for Best Cockerel in the Youth division too!
     

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