Murray McMurray pullets-Ques.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pinky, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a catalog from McMurray and seen that they can sell 17 week old pullets.The breeds are red star,black star,and white leghorn and there is no set limit on how many you have to buy.
    Has anyone here bought any of these from McMurray?
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    I personally have not. but murry has an excellant rep so you would probably be alright
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you want you can try. The bird prices weren't bad, what was killer was the shipping!
     
  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    My first 6 were Red Star started pullets from them. Great girls! However, I read somewhere that the pullets McMurray sells are actually from Meyer. Save yourself some money and order direct from them. [​IMG]

    edited to add: The shipping is incredibly expensive.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Shipping is a killer and sometimes I do save money by going thru breeders because they dont tack on the extra expenses of shipping and boxes. Sometimes you can save money buying two or more birds and have it shipped in a double or trio box all at once.
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    I have not ordered their started pullets but I believe they sell them de-beaked which is pretty nasty. I love my red stars from McMurray but always order chicks.

    While they have a minimum order of 25 you will be able to sell any extra chicks. Mine always 'fly' out the door for pretty good money.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Yep, they are debeaked. I won't buy them for that reason.
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's why I didn't want to buy them.I thought the clipped beak would be a problem with the other chickens.
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Here's why I won't buy them:

    RSPP RED STAR STARTED PULLETS Females (Baby birds are shipped the fastest way possible)
    $12.95 20 $259.00
    PUL Pullorum Certificate (Standard Shipping)
    $1.00 1 $1.00
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    SubTotal
    $260.00
    Shipping $405.80
    Total
    $665.80

    LOOK at the shipping [​IMG]
    I live in Nebraska. MM is in IOWA, next state over. I imagine they are drop shipped from somewhere far away, but still... NOT worth it for me
    Christina
     
  10. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i wa gonna say. DID YOU SEE THE PRICE OF THOSE?????
    heck, i will start my own chickies for WAY less than that!!! thats just insane..
     

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