Murray Mcmurray Hatchery do they sell good birds?

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  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking at Murray Mcmurray for a long time now but the real question is "Do they sell good birds?" Any feed back is appreciated!
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Define "good"


    If by healthy, they're as healthy as any big hatchery chicken would turn out to be, but by the standard for the breed - Most of the time, no. Your chickens won't turn out to look like their illustrations (but the illustrations show would they would look like if they weren't from a hatchery) The chicks from there have been bred for egg laying, so most won't be as big, fluffy, or well colored/patterned as should be by the Standard of Perfection.

    But, as simple pets, they're great, however I have indeed come across several birds from them with issues. (eggbound hens, deformed backs, crooked toes) however if it happened too often, McMurray wouldn't last as long as a business as it has been. [​IMG]
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Rhode Island Red hen from McMurray. She is much darker than this picture makes her look.

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    Golden Sebright

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    Leghorn roo and bantam rir.

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    RIR rooster with my half boer half mini mancha goat.

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  4. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting around 43 chicks from McMurrays this april, first time ordering from them so I can't say if there good or not. I hear they chicks are always healthy when you get them.
     
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  5. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    best hatchery out there!!!!!

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    mutt i got after breeding some EEs

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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Are you joking or did you accidentally put in a photo of an aggressive/attacking EE rooster? [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've never ordered from Murray McMurray but that company is favored by Martha Stewart. She gets her chicks from Murray McMurray and she has a really significant number of chickens of all sorts of breeds.

    Just thought I'd throw that out - I am not a Martha Stewart fan but I did watch the show where she featured chickens (and several BYC members were invited to the show taping, as was I, but I could not attend). That may sound like I'm a fan, but I was only interested as a home chicken keeper.
     
  8. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its like a perfecy picture though...
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:its like a perfecy picture though...

    But doesn't it show they breed aggressive EE's, making them not have the best stock, at least, in Easter Eggers? [​IMG]
     
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    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its like a perfecy picture though...

    But doesn't it show they breed aggressive EE's, making them not have the best stock, at least, in Easter Eggers? [​IMG]

    okay thank you [​IMG] i replaced it with something more appropiate
     

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