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Ornamental Layer Collection at McMurray's

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by maryfab88, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. maryfab88

    maryfab88 Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I'm new to raising chickens and have ordered my very first chickens ever! I was so overwhelmed and torn between all the breeds (even after hours and hours of research) that I decided to leave it up to fate and order the Ornamental Layer Collection through McMurray's. I'm hoping that a few of you have ordered the same assortment and can share some pics or description of what you got. I ordered the 15 package and also added 3 Ameraucana and of course the mystery chick. I'm from Michigan so I delayed my shipment until the 2nd week of April. [​IMG]
     
  2. maryfab88

    maryfab88 Just Hatched

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    ok so NO ONE has ever ordered this assortment??? How about the Rarest of Rare assortment???
     
  3. windy acre farm

    windy acre farm Out Of The Brooder

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    IVE SEEN A LOT! GOOGLE MURRAY MCMURRAY ORNAMENTAL LAYER WHAT DID YOU GET....!
     
  4. Cherie1n2

    Cherie1n2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered ornamental layers (15)last year and got 2 Egyptian fayoumis, 3 Sicilian buttercups, 2 golden campines, 2 white face Spanish, 3 silver pheonix, 1 modern bb game, and 2 Dominique

    I was kinda disappointed not to get any top hat or feather footed in my variety but all the chicks were alive and thrived. I also got the brown egg layer collection. Total I received 36 including 5 packing roosters (red sexlinked males and my freebie which was a part ride Cochin) all 30 were actually pullets and my freebie was a roo I was also disappointed that 6 of the 15 brown egg layers were red sexlinks.. I didn't expect so many cross breeds but they lay great.
     
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  5. maryfab88

    maryfab88 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for replying! :) Do you have any pictures of the laying hens after they grew up? I would love to see what they look like!
     
  6. Cherie1n2

    Cherie1n2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Cherie1n2

    Cherie1n2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please ignore the lavender hen and the barred rooster, all the other chickens were part of my McMurray order hatched last may. Out of my 12 remaining hens I get 11-14 eggs a day. Pretty impressive since some aren't suppose to be good egg layers.
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    The middle pic shows a golden campine, buttercup, red sexlink and pheonix hens
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  8. Bantygals momma

    Bantygals momma New Egg

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    I have ordered the Ornamental Layer Collection as well as the Rarest of the Rare Collection from Murray Mcmurray's Hatchery several times and have never been disappointed with what I received.
    I have never had any health problems with any of the chicks either. I have always bought and used their Quik Chik for the first 6-8 weeks. I found that this produces very very hearty birds that can tolerate most anything...our climate is heat and humidity to 90 plus and cold to -25 or more.
    My recommendation is to buy from Murray McMurray Hatchery!!!
     

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