Rare exotic mystery chick list from Murray McMurray hatchery

When you order from Murray McMurray Hatchery you get the option to get a free rare, exotic mystery chick- how awesome is that?!

When you get the chick you may search the Internet in hope of one that looks like yours. We found this to be a tedious process so we’ve put together a list of Murray McMurray rare chicken breeds in hopes you find your mystery chick! Good luck!

Andalusians

Lakenvelders

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Photo from Www.FeatherSite.com

Modern BB Red Games

Buttercups

Phoenix

Dominiques

Red Caps

Dorkings

Silver Leghorns

Cream Legbars

Silver Penciled Rocks

Crevecoeurs

Sumatras

Egyptian Fayoumis

White Laced Red Cornish

Golden Campines

White Faced Black Spanish

Golden Laced Wyandottes

Yokohama

Golden Penciled Hamburgs

Polish (white, buff, golden, and silver)

Cochins (black, buff, partridge, blue, silver lace)

Brahma: dark and buff

All photos (except those noted) were from Murray McMurray Hatchery. This is not sponsored. We hope you find your chick!

God Bless,

Darrick and Kay

City folk goin’ Country

Our exotic chick is….

After lots of looking over rare varieties of chicks on Murray McMurray hatchery and Pinterest we’ve come to the conclusion our chick is….

A GOLD LACED WYANDOTTE!!

Kay is very excited as this breed is known to be friendly, hens are good layers, cold hardy, and their beautiful feathers are great for crafts.

Thanks for visiting us. Follow us and come back for updates on this little chick to find if he/she is a rooster or a hen, feather crafts, and chicken tips.

God bless,

Darrick and Kay

Guess this chick?

It’s game time!

We got our chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery this morning. Included in our order was a free “rare exotic mystery chick”.  So your challenge, if you so choose to accept it, is to post in the comments below your guess of what breed of bird you think our little cockerel is.  We have only shown roosters as we’ve heard it most likely is a male. We have listed all the possible birds it could be from McMurray’s rare list with a picture of what the rooster version would look like.  So the trick is we don’t know what he is and so until he grows up we won’t be able to select the winner. It just adds suspense.

Andalusian

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Lakenvelders

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

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Modern BB Red Games

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Buttercup

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Phoenix

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Dominiques

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Red Caps

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Dorkings

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Silver Leghorns

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Cream Legbars

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Silver Penciled Rocks

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Crevecoeurs

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Sumatras

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Egyptian Fayoumis

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White Laced Red Cornish

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Golden Campines

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White Faced Black Spanish

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Golden Laced Wyandotte

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Yokohama

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Golden Penciled Hamburgs

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White Polish

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Buff Polish

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Golden Polish

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Silver Polish

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Black Cochin

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Buff Cochin

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Partridge Cochin

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 Silver laced Cochin

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Blue Cochin

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Dark Brahma

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Buff Brahma

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All photos are from Murray McMurray Hatchery. This is not a sponsored post.
God Bless,
Darrick and Kay
City Folk Goin’ Country

 

 

 

 

Bunnies, chicks, and 2 under 2! Are we crazy or what?!

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update! Spring is right around the corner and so are baby bunnies! Fat Hattie and Gloria are due any day and showing signs of bunnies coming soon!

Fat Hattie and her bunny ‘stache

Both Gloria and Hatties previous litters died (9 bunnies total) due to the record breaking cold. Grey doe (champagne d’argent) successfully had her litter of 4 February 1. All four are doing well.

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We also ordered 25 buff Orpington chicks (plus one mystery exotic chick we are excited for) from Murray McMurray hatchery and they should arrive tomorrow! We worked hard setting up their brooder so it’s ready when they get here. Soon we will be setting up the chicken/rabbit barn and we have some exciting plans for that so stay tuned!

The babies are growing fast, playing hard, and the snuggles are real. Never a dull moment in our home!

It’s been crazy busy and exciting with bunnies, babies, and baby chicks coming soon! Stay tuned for updates on all the excitement! Thank you for following us. If you have any tips or tricks for bunnies, chicks, or 2 kids under age two leave it in the comments section.

God bless,

Darrick and Kay
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”

~Psalm 90:17

 

What’s that smell? Reducing rabbit urine smell

Hello everyone,

As you all know, it’s been a very cold winter in the upper midwest and we have our rabbits housed inside our basement garage. Rabbits come with lots of manure for your garden and urine. This works great for your garden but with urine comes ammonia.

So as a result our garage, right under our house, smells like a barn. Short of kicking all the rabbits back out to the outdoor hutch we had to come up with an idea to neutralize the smell but still be safe to use on our garden. Darrick discovered wood ash and baking soda are both beneficial to the garden and help with neutralizing smell. We burn wood to heat our home so we have plenty of wood ash. Baking soda we could buy in bulk, but chose not to add to our costs when we already have a free source of ash readily available.

One word of caution is the wood ash and/or baking soda are both alkaline so you would want to avoid putting the neutralized droppings on acid loving plants like blueberries as it could hinder their growth.

The first few times we added the wood ash we didn’t notice much of a difference, but by the third sprinkling of ash we noticed we couldn’t smell it in the basement outside the garage. On the inside of the garage, where the rabbits are housed, the smell is no where near as strong. We had some friends over and they even commented that the odor was not bad at all for having 10 rabbits in a small area.

We will continue to use the wood ash to neutralize the odors in our basement until spring when we can start building our permanent rabbit shed.

If you enjoyed our post please follow us. We will soon be building a rabbit shed and adding chickens to our little farm. If you have any advice to get the urine smell out of our basement, please share in the comments!

God Bless,

Darrick and Kay