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Chick Care Tips
How much is my adult chicken worth?
Can you mix together chickens of different ages?
Does the blue/green egg of the Araucana contain lower amounts of cholesterol?
Can I mix baby chicks with other types of baby fowl such as turkeys,ducks,geese,etc. on an order?
What kind of offspring can I expect when crossing different breeds?
What is a capon?
Which breed lays better, Red Star or Black Star?
Will I get Americanas in Murrays Choice Layers?
Will all the breeds in my chick order get along with each other?
What does straight run mean?
What is the ratio of males/females in a straight run?
If you offer the Homesteader's Delight, why can't I order a few chicks, turkeys, & ducks myself?
How long do I have to keep feeding them un-medicated feed if I get coccidiosis vaccination?
What chicken breeds do best in heat?
What chicken breeds do best in cold?
Which breeds are friendliest?
What is Newcastle Disease?
How far should my nest be off the floor?
How much space do my chickens need?
What is a dropping board?
How do I determine the sex of my poultry
Why do chickens peck at each other & what can we do about it?
What is Coccidiosis and how do I control the disease?
What is Marek's Disease and how do I control the disease?
Do you have any information on Salmonella?
At what temperatures do hens lay eggs the best?
Can you tell if a hen will lay white or brown eggs?
How long does it take for a hen to lay eggs?
Is there any way to tell if an egg is fresh?
How long will a hen lay?
At what age do chickens molt (lose feathers/natural process)?
How long will a chicken molt
How many roosters do you need to keep eggs fertile?
Egg Hatching Tips
What is your cheapest incubator that will hold about 12-15 eggs?
Why do I have to turn the eggs that often in the incubator?
My hatching eggs arrived today, and they feel as cold as ice? Will they hatch?
The temperature in my older incubator will not go above 85 degrees? Below 120 degrees?
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How long can a chicken live?
How do I order a gift certificate?
What does McMurray Hatchery think about the National Animal Identification System?(NAIS)
Can I order turkeys & chickens to come together? Or ducks & chicks?
How do ducks and geese get angel wing?
General information about Geese
If I have too many, will male ducks/geese fight like my roosters?
Which turkey breed is best for meat? / Thanksgiving?
How long til turkeys are ready for butcher?
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What do I do if I have a problem with an order I placed with Murray McMurray Hatchery?
what is your minimum for shipping chicks?
what is the minimum for shipping started pullets?
When will my chicks arrive?
What if some chicks die when I receive them?
I Live Outside The U.S. Can You Still Ship To Me?
Why are the shipping charges different than the earlier catalog?
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