What was your free mystery chick from Murray Mcmurray hatchery??

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chicken farmer, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter picked out a Blue Cochin too! :) My total amount of chickens would be 62 with all the new ones coming BUT I did have to order 3 breeds in st run so I figured there will be some extra roosters we won't be keeping. I am guessing with the chick loss and extra roos we will get between 25-30 hens out of 44 to add to my flock of 25 hens. I like the dual purpose birds. DH is going over the thought of getting strictly meat birds to add to the freezer for winter. I think we may give it a try later this year. We have never hatched eggs out incubator or broody as we have only had chickens 8+ months but I think I might prefer the broody hen method. I can't wait to learn more about that in the future! I am getting so excited for the chicks to arrive. I will spend the day today and tomorrow getting everything all ready! :)

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  2. ThatFarmerChick

    ThatFarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will attempt the broody hen way next year. Right now I do not have a broody hen.
     
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    A couple of years ago when my family ordered from Murray Mcmurray we received a Sebright as our mystery chick. She was so cute! but not very friendly. Last year the dog killed her. [​IMG]
     
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We received in our order a few years ago the most evil, mean spirited creature ever, a white crested black polish rooster
    who was eventually sent to freezer camp.
     
  5. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered from them several times but forget what all I got. They were always boys though. The one I do remember was a white laced red Cornish bantam. Sweet little guy. Hated the cold though and I felt sorry for him. During the winter he would insist on climbing into my coat when ever I was in the pen.
     
  6. havery

    havery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This year I got a buff laced polish as my mystery. He/She is only a week old and I have no idea what gender. At first I thought definitely a rooster, but I'm questioning that since it's getting wing feathers similar to a pullet. I can't seem to find much about accurately sexing polish chicks [​IMG]

    I am really hoping it's a pullet, as I would love to be able to keep her!
     
  7. ThatFarmerChick

    ThatFarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wing feathers do not lie. if they are not even and the two on the edge stick out or are longer definitely a pullet. Also if the feet and legs are thin, you got a girl.
     
  8. ThatFarmerChick

    ThatFarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are almost two weeks.
    I received two extra Cochins. I am guessing that they are my Mystery Chicks. I better go get pics so that I can show them off.
     
  9. ThatFarmerChick

    ThatFarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]They do not have names yet.
     
  10. GotPoofs

    GotPoofs Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our free chick. Does anyone have any idea what breed? I didn't realize how many types look like "chipmunks" I thought she was a speckled sussex, but she's redder and has gray stripes instead of white and a almost purplish wash to her legs. Any ideas?:D
     

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