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Score: 7
McMurray chickens love to live in Montana!
6/21/2012 6:20 PM report abuse

Score: 50
They love it!!!! ;)
6/23/2012 1:52 PM report abuse
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Montana is a big place :-) what part of Montana --- and which ones chickens are you having best luck with?
Post edited by TINAC 4/13/2013 3:02 PM
4/13/2013 3:01 PM report abuse
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Hi ya'll,
Me I'm eastern Montana area,and I have great luck With Cochin's and Brahma's.(bantams mostly)so the puffier the better...and feather feet.
1/4/2014 5:40 PM report abuse
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I'm in Bozeman,MT. what dual birds do you suggest.
12/11/2014 12:33 PM report abuse
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My orpingtons and brahmas have been very hardy, though do not expect to get as much meat off them as a meat bird.
12/11/2014 1:55 PM report abuse

Score: 9
I'm in Bozeman as well and have had the following hens: Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Sexlinks, Black Australorp (who may also have been a Jersey Giant), Partridge Cochin, Dark and Light Brahmas, and Barred Rocks. They've all done fine in the winter (i.e. no frostbite or sad chicken sickles). None have been from Murray McMurray specifically.

Our coop is insulated but not heated (it is painted a dark color, though). We don't add light to our flock to encourage laying, but this year we added a SE facing window to get more winter light. In the past we haven't gotten eggs between their molt in Nov/Dec and about Mar. My 2 yr old barred rock started laying last week, and the combs on everyone but my Partridge Cochin are red and plump, so they should start soon as well. This includes my nearly 8 yr old Silver Laced Wyandotte!
2/1/2018 1:20 PM report abuse
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I'm north of Shelby - where the wind goes howling across the plains.... :) After a few years of experimenting with mixed flocks - I've decided Orpington is the way to go. Nice big fluffy chicken - very mellow - nobody torments anybody else - unless there is a worm involved... I have a coop of 13 Bufs now - and just ordered white Orps for the 2nd coop. Can't wait to see the chicks!
2/6/2018 12:06 PM report abuse