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Hatcheries Sold Out From July – December 2020

Buff Orpington chicken

Over the past couple of months I have visited 4 different local feed stores, and called several more. All of them have the same story – “They can not get chicks.”

So I decided to call Murray McMurray Hatchery to get first hand information. Why Murray McMurray Hatchery? Because they are the nearest commercial hatchery. The nice lady who answered the phone says they are shipping chicks out like they always do, but demand is outstripping supply. I asked about your typical dual purpose heritage breeds:

*Black Australorp
*Barred Rock
*Rhode Island Red
*Wyandotte
*Buff Orpington
*Production Reds… etc.

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