Are there bantam breeds included in this package?
No bantams will be included in the Ornamental Layer Collection.
Does ornamental lay blue eggs?
The ornamental package is an assortment of different breeds out of the rare/unusual varieties. We hatch 1 breed that can lay blue or green eggs (Ameraucanas). It is a possibility you can get some of these chicks in this group, but not guaranteed.
can I order less than 15, or mix with other breeds? olcp special
The assortment packages are sold in groups of either 15 or 25.
What breeds are the ornamental chicks chosen from?
They would be chosen from the Rarest of Rare Assortment and Top Hat Assortment breeds.
When will you have this available again?
The Ornamental layer collection will be available from Feb-June
Perfect batch of chicks!We ordered 25 of the Ornamental layer chicks. The chicks arrived in under 48 hours, professionally packed and arrived in top shape. All chicks went into the brooder and began eating and drinking as soon as they hit the floor.
We received an addition pullet in the collection and also revived another free chick as well as the Phoenix cockerel we requested. We requested vaccinations for all of our chicks and used electrolytes in the water for the first 72 hours.
All of our chicks are thriving and growing beautifully.
This is the second time I've ordered chicks from McMurray hatchery. The last order was years back, I ordered the Dukes Special and had 100% success with that batch as well.
Follow the simple start up instructions and you will not go wrong!
Superior quality chicks! Thanks McMurray!
Ornamental LayersI was really excited when I got my babies in March, now not happy at all. All of the 15 chickens are game birds, and four are roosters. So much for sexing. The one rooster that I ordered, the Golden Phoenix died, not sure why. I will not be purchasing any more birds.