Chick varieties may vary by location. Please check with your local Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply for chick availability. Chicks are generally available from the beginning of March through the middle of April. Some Murdoch's locations may have chicks earlier. Please contact your local Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply for details.
This breed of goose matures early and has a large black knob on its head, which makes it different from other geese. It also has a dark stripe down the back of its neck.
Famous as layers of good-sized, white eggs, and are non-setters. Their dark color and active temperament make them a good bird to raise where hawks, owls, and animal predators are a problem. They are very quick and alert.
The bantam that lays the colored eggs! Their eggs are bluish-green and they are treasured for this quality. These bantams are an Araucana/Americana cross, and come in many different colors and feather patterns.
"The easter egg chicken". These chickens are an Araucana/Americana cross, and therefore have different color variations as adults. They are known for their ability to lay colored eggs, varying from turquoise to deep olive and shades of brown.
These chickens are an Araucana/Americana cross, and therefore have different color variations as adults. They are known for their ability to lay colored eggs, varying from turquoise to deep olive and shades of brown.
A beautiful assortment of bantams made up from all of the different varieties. There is no guarantee on the breed, but this assortment will include a nice variety of at least 5 different kinds.
A delightful surprise in duckling variety—ducks are easy to raise, naturally free from disease, and once started, require little commercial feed. Although most ducks are raised for their meat, they do lay well and can provide you lots of eggs for baking.
If you're looking for chickens specifically for eggs, this assortment is a great bargain. These chickens will make a colorful and productive addition to your barnyard. These are wonderful dual purpose birds, as they can be used for stewing hens when they're done producing. There is no guarantee on the breed.
A delightful surprise in gosling variety-geese are easy and inexpensive to raise, quick to grow, and a delight to behold. Geese are raised primarily for meat today, but you can also use the eggs for baking, and the shells for decorative arts. There is no guarantee on the breed.
This breed is one of the all-time favorites. Their solid plumpness and yellow skin make a beautiful roasting fowl. They are hardy, reliable chickens with bred-in strength and vitality.
These chickens are prolific layers of brown eggs and the hens are not discouraged by cold weather. They also have a solid plumpness and yellow skin that can make them a good roasting bird.
To many people, the barred variety is extremely pleasant to look at with its defined parallel bars of alternate dark and light colors throughout the length of each feather. These birds are very gentle and require little space.
These bantams are very popular because of their alertness, upright appearance, and confident personality. The males in all of these varieties are very striking, with bright colored plumage and a certain "cockiness" to their identity.
Considered one of the best layers of light brown eggs of all heavy breeds, these are glossy black with a greenish to purplish sheen. Females mature early and many will be in production between 5 & 6 months of age. They are big birds, with males weighing 6-8 lbs at maturity and females 5-7 lbs.
Considered one of the best layers of light brown eggs of all heavy breeds, these are glossy black with a greenish to purplish sheen. Females mature early and many will be in production between 5 & 6 months of age.
These chickens have a fluffy, downy plumage giving them a somewhat massive, bulky appearance. They have a beautiful coal-black color and are highly prized for exhibition.
The coal-black plumage with the greenish sheen really sets these birds apart from the others. A bright red comb and wattle make a beautiful contrast with the black feathers. These small birds are very gentle, excellent setters, & require little space.
These bantams carry their tails upward and higher than the head. They are good layers, nice for show and very popular. Because of a genetic characteristic in Japanese bantams, there is no such thing as a pure short-legged Japanese. You may experience some chicks with medium to long legs.
This is a super heavy bird, even a little larger than the whites, with black plumage that has a beautiful green sheen. Hens are good layers of brown eggs and especially persistent through cold weather. With the straight red comb and tremendous size, it makes an unusually handsome variety for exhibition.
These beautiful birds have ery small bantum, beautiful body and alert personality. Their egg color is white.
This bird is known for its vigor, livability and high egg production. This is an excellent dual purpose bird. Eggs are brown in color.
These chickens are small bundles of all black hair-like feathers, with a mulberry colored comb, face, and wattles. The ear lobes are a light blue-turquoise and the skin is dark bluish/black. They are also great setters of all types of eggs.
Sex link chick. A wonderful brown egg layer that will weigh a little over 5 lbs. The females are black with gold hackle and breast feathers and are egg-laying machines. A "sex link" chicken is one can be sexed by its color at the time of hatch.
These chickens are magnificent to look at with their graceful, stately carriage and delicately blue-laced plumage; their skin color is white, with shanks and toes a leaden blue. They are fine layers of white or slightly tinted eggs, with very little tendency towards broodiness.
The true blue color is perhaps one of the most difficult colors to breed for in the poultry world. These chickens are a nice blue that will vary from bluish-white to a beautiful black-laced dark blue.
This stately, gentle variety is very rare and extremely beautiful. The bluish-slate color is striking in Cochins. The true blue color is perhaps one of the most difficult colors to breed for in the poultry world.
These birds are very quiet, gently and "showy."
These chickens have black skin and feathers that feel much like hair, which makes them one of our most unusual varieties of chickens. The blue silkies will vary in feather color with approximately 50% of the baby chicks blue & the other half will be black, white & combinations.
These ducks have black skin and feathers that feel much like hair, which makes them one of our most unusual varieties of ducks. The blue silkies will vary in feather color with approximately 50% of the baby chicks blue & the other half will be black, white & combinations.
These turkeys have a very dark, rich, chestnut color that is edged in black on many of the feathers. The wing tips and the back half of the tail are white giving them a very striking appearance. They will not grow as large or as fast as the bronze or white turkeys, but are good to eat and a wonderful addition to the farm.
Beautiful to behold, these stately lords of the barnyard must be seen to be appreciated. Their feathers are 4 feet in length, 6 feet from wing tip to wing tip. A full grown tom will weigh in at about 38 pounds. Hens easily go 22 pounds.
Their feathers are 4 feet in length, 6 feet from wing tip to wing tip. Full grown tom will weigh about 38 pounds. Hens easily weigh 22 pounds
These have the same large size and quiet temperament of the other Brahmas. The buff and black combination and great size make this variety a truly beautiful and regal bird. These birds lay brown eggs, will set, are gentle and are very nice show birds.
The buff is the newest variety to be recognized in the U.S., and because of this, is more difficult to find. The beautiful golden buff bodies with black tails and laced hackles make them an extremely attractive bird.
These massive Asiatic fowl are covered with an extraordinary abundance of soft, fluffy, golden buff feathers from tip to toe. Poor layers, but good setters and beautiful show birds.
The drake and hen are colored the same with the exception of the drake's head, which is a beautiful seal-brown matched against the soft buff color of the rest of the duck. The hens are good layers, not broody, and will weigh up to 7 pounds. Drakes are about one pound heavier than the hens.
These geese are very calm and have wonderful dispositions. They are a very light buff color sometimes described as "fawn". They are a heavy smooth-breasted and double- lobed breed, with a stance similar to the Embden Goose.
The flowing crests and sprightly carriage make these chickens one of the most prized varieties for anyone interested in beauty and unusual poultry. They are easy to handle, layers of white eggs, and practically non-setters. They are both bearded and non-bearded.
These large, stately birds have a quiet disposition. They are easy to dress for the table and are white skinned, plump and juicy. Their heavy, full plumage make them excellent winter layers, shelling out brown eggs right through cold weather.
These silkie bantams are fairly rare and are in limited supply. They come both bearded and non-bearded, and are tremendous setters of all types of eggs. They are buff-colored with black skin, mulberry comb, face and wattles.
Because of their unusual appearance, the Buttercup is an excellent breed for exhibition projects. The males and females have very different coloring.
The Cayuga is a quiet duck that is very hardy and is known primarily for its brilliant "beetle" green plumage. The hens, which weigh 5 to 6 pounds, lay a light blue or gray egg. The males grow to between 5 & 6 pounds.
These are pure white in color and are several pounds smaller than the Toulouse. They are hardy, the best laying of all the geese, and their eggs hatch well. These geese have a knob on the top of their heads. They are very beautiful and make good watch dogs.
These pheasants are delicious to eat. They are also a colorful addition to your yard or farm.
These birds have a long, slender body and a vertical posture. They do no waddle but move with a quick step. They are good foragers & lay white eggs. Similar to picture.
These attractive little birds domesticate readily and also do well in the wild. They are about 2/3 the size of a pheasant with barred feathers on the sides, a bright orange beak, and a quickness about them. A real treat for either the table or farmstead.
These chickens are usually raised for meat purposes. They dress out about 3-4 lbs. in about 8-9 weeks, but most usually wait until 12 weeks of age to butcher.
The feathers on these birds are all crossed throughout with irregular dark & light slate colored bars. Very dark almost chocolate brown colored eggs.
These attractive ducks are known for their blue color and have a white bib that runs from under the bill halfway down the breast. These ducks are hatched with a distinct top knot, which will develop into a large, well-set, round crest. They grow fairly quickly and lay reasonably well.
These miniature chickens are one of the oldest and most established varieties. Their color pattern is known as Silver Penciled, which consists of a lustrous greenish-black base color with a narrow edging of silvery white around the neck, saddle, and tail. To see these feathers shine in the sunlight is truly a sight to behold.
These chickens are one of the oldest and most established varieties. Their color pattern is known as Silver Penciled, which consists of a lustrous greenish-black base color with a narrow edging of silvery white around the neck, saddle, and tail. To see these feathers shine in the sunlight is truly a sight to behold.
These geese have the same massive appearance as the Toulouse, combined with a pure white color. They are a wonderful eating bird and easier to dress because of the white plumage. Expect fall weights of 20 lbs. for males & 13 lbs. for females. Excellent for purebred showing.
These small, active, lovely chickens have been raised along the Nile River in Egypt for centuries. No other breed matures quite so quickly as these, and the young females are apt to start laying their small tinted white eggs at 4½, months, while the males will start to crow at an unbelievable 5-6 weeks.
These unique ducks have long, slender bodies and a vertical posture. Runners do not waddle like other ducks but move with a quick step. They are smaller ducks that are good foragers, lay white eggs, and are a very interesting addition to any farmstead.
What a treat it is to see these brightly colored ducks winging about your yard. Mallards are much smaller than Rouen ducks and the meat has a gamey taste not found in domestic ducks. The males have a green head & neck, a purplish brown chest while the females are mahogany brown with fine penciling of greenish black or brown.
These birds' eggs are shipped directly from France and hatched here in America. They are very alert and are wonderful "buggers". Guineas are a joy to have around and a delicacy for the table. They are similar to the Pearl Grey Guinea pictured.
This very old and rare breed originated in Belgium. They feature a beautiful combination of lustrous black and golden-bay to make the distinctive barred feather pattern. They are rather small and lay white eggs.
A fine example of the crested fowl and among the most ornamental of all. These birds are very showy, useful layers of white eggs and non-setters. They are quiet and gentle birds, owing perhaps to their restricted vision because of the crests. They are a rather small breed with compact bodies, weighing around 3-4 lbs.
Each feather is rich, golden-bay laced with lustrous greenish-black, creating a broad oval with a golden-bay center. Cochins are heavily feathered down the shanks and toes and appear to be much larger than they actually are. They are very gentle, excellent setters and require very little space.
This variety is a beautiful combination of rich golden-bay laced with lustrous greenish-black. The general feather pattern is very similar to the Silver Laced Wyandottes. A beautiful bird for exhibition.
This is an absolutely beautiful variety of the Hamburgs, having finely penciled plumage of black barring on reddish base color, leaden blue shanks and toes, a neat pointed rose comb. A finely built, small, active bird. White egg layers and non-setters.
These hens are great brown egg layers. A "sex link" chicken is one that can be sexed by its color at the time of hatch.
These chickens have the unique distinction of being the only breed that is "hen feathered." This means that the male, unlike other chickens, has no pointed sex feathers in the hackle, saddle or tail. The sebrights are very small and are much in demand.
These geese are among the most popular sold in America today. They produce excellent yields of goose down and all-dark meat. The varying shades of gray in the plumage emphasize their deep, rounded breasts and massive appearance. Expect fall weights of 18-20 lbs. for males and 12-13 lbs. for females.
These unique ducks have long, slender bodies and a vertical posture. Runners do not waddle like other ducks, but move with a quick step.
One of the best general-purpose ducks. They are probably the best layers of all of the domestic ducks. Mature weight is around 4-5 pounds, and their light plumage makes them easy to pick and nice for table use.
These chickens have a small pea comb, great size and heavy plumage, which makes them almost immune to cold weather. They are good layers of brown eggs, especially in the winter, and will also set. They are easy to dress, with light plumage and yellow skin. Brahmas are exceptionally quiet, gentle & easy to handle.
These miniature chickens are very gentle and easy to handle. They are very hardy in cold weather, excellent setters, lay & hatch well, and are very eye-appealing with their sharp contrast of colors. The baby chicks have a gray smoke-colored tint and mature into a pure white body with black laced tail and hackle feathers.
These chickens are quite small when mature, 3-4 lbs., and very quick & active, foraging widely if allowed to run. The skin is white and the breast unusually plump and round, almost like wild game birds. Hens lay white eggs and are non-setters.
This variety, in many folk's opinion, is the most fascinating of all Bantams. They have many unusual characteristics and their reddish bay feathers, that are tipped in white, really make them stand out. They come both bearded and non-bearded, their color enhances with age and they are very nice birds.
A lustrous, greenish-black base color with many of the feathers tipped in white. A color contrast that really makes it stand out in a flock. These birds are very gentle, excellent setters, require little space and are beautiful to look at.
These chickens are standouts in any poultry show due to their flowing crest, v-shaped comb, muff of feathers at the throat, and a 5th toe. Houdans are fine-boned, juicy, white-skinned, and are good layers of white eggs.
These turkeys are a medium sized breed. They are known for being calm and good mothers. The hens weigh up to 17 lbs; toms to 30 lbs.
These chickens have been bred for selective breeding, early maturity, rapid full feathering, and production of large, brown eggs. The mature birds are a rich chestnut-red, of a somewhat lighter and more even shade than the Rhode Island Reds, and the baby chicks are also a lighter red.
This is one of the best varieties for the exhibitor. These are fairly good-sized birds with yellow skin and plump body. They make a nice eating fowl, the hens lay brown eggs, and are considered one of the best setters and broody hens.
These handsome, massive fowl are gorgeously colored. Males hackle and saddle feathers are almost orange-red with black centers. Females have the typical partridge pattern with dark reddish-brown feathers penciled in black. These birds are highly prized for their show qualities and are also valuable setting hens.
The Pearl Guinea is the most common variety of guinea today. They are very alert and are wonderful "buggers". Pearls are a joy to have around and a delicacy for the table.
These birds thrive in small places and have a high resistance to disease. They are good layers with white eggs.
These ancient Japanese birds are unusually handsome, in color combinations of silver and black. The males have long tail feathers which is a distinguishing trait of this breed.
This variety, in many folk's opinion, is the most fascinating of all Bantams. The Porcelain's base color is a pale blue. All feathers are tipped in white, and the presence of vulture hocks, heavy leg feathering, and a wide-set tail make them unique and unsurpassed in beauty.
These birds have dark black with purplish sheen feathers. They contain all the outstanding traits of guinea fowl.
The Quail color pattern is uniquely different than any other variety. The body is a brownish-black and is slightly tinged with a straw color. The breast is bay and the head is black, with a bay colored beard and muff. These tiny bantams are very friendly and quick to catch the eye.
These birds are an even shade of deep lustrous red all over the entire surface of both the male and female. Cochins are heavily feathered down the shanks and toes and appear to be much larger than they actually are. They are very gentle, excellent setters and require very little space.
This Old English Breed with reddish-brown feathers tipped with black spangles, has a large rose comb covered with prominent points. They are white skinned & lay tinted eggs. Chicks are a light reddish-tan with black speckles and some stripes.
These birds are unique because of their thick, compact bodies, unusually wide backs, and broad, deep breasts. Super meat qualities have made them a truly gourmet item to raise for meat. The hens are nice layers of firm-shelled brown eggs, and they are wonderfully hardy.
These birds are unique because of their thick, compact bodies, unusually wide backs, and broad, deep breasts. These super meat qualities have made them a truly gourmet item to raise for meat. The hens are nice layers of firm-shelled brown eggs, and they are wonderfully hardy.
Now this is truly a unique bird! Unlike all other chickens, the feathers on the frizzle curve outward and forward giving it the appearance of having walked through a wind storm backwards. They are very gentle, excellent setters and require little space.
These are very popular because of their alertness, upright appearance, and confident personality. The males are very striking, with bright colored plumage and a certain "cockiness" to their identity. The comb on games should be dubbed (cut) for show.
A "sex link" chicken is one that can be sexed by its color at time of hatch. At 22 weeks, these hens will start to lay and lay, they will. We're sure this hardy bird will become a favorite of yours as it lays eggs right through the hot or cold weather.
Outstanding for production qualities, they have led the contests for brown egg-layers, time after time. No other heavy breed lays more eggs than the Rhode Island Reds. Baby chicks are a rusty red color and the mature birds are a variety of mahogany red. They are dual-purpose fowl for meat & eggs.
These beautiful wild birds are delicious to eat and a colorful addition to your yard or farm. Many of our customers turn some loose to see them growing wild around their property.
These ducks are similar in color to the wild mallard. The males have a lustrous green head and neck, a rich purplish-brown chest, and steel gray penciling on the upper body. The females are mahogany brown with fine penciling of greenish-black or brown. They grow between 6-9 pounds.
These birds are mostly raised for exhibition and novelty. They are good-sized with a beard, muff, feathered shanks, and 5th toe. The male is colored in straw, reddish-brown and black; the female a creamy-white with muff, fuzzy legs, and 5th toe.
These small birds are very popular because of their alertness, upright appearance, and confident personality. The males are very striking, with bright-colored plumage and a certain "cockiness" to their identity. The comb on games should be dubbed (cut) for show.
A very old breed, these chickens are the color combination of silvery-white and black for males, and white and ashy-gray for females. Both sexes have a 5th toe, and a long body on short legs.
These chickens are an outstanding example of American poultry breeding ingenuity; they are colorful, hardy, and productive. Cold weather doesn't seem to bother them at all, as their hardiness and vigor keep them laying straight through the winter. They lay a nicely shaped, good-sized egg, from light to rich brown and will set some.
These birds are highly prized for exhibition. Their plumage is ideal for fly tying. Rocks have single combs.
These birds have silvery white plumage and are non-setters. Their egg color is white.
These are one of the snappiest, most alert breeds on the poultry list. They are excellent small birds for both beauty and utility. Although egg size is medium, they are small eaters and cost less to keep than most breeds.
These are generally recognized as the most colorful of the Leghorn family, and like all Leghorns, lay white eggs, are non-setters, have large combs, white ear lobes and yellow skin, shanks and feet.
These chickens are of medium size, in the heavy breed class, a layer of light brown or tinted eggs, and the hens will set. This variety combines beauty with utility, and is very nice to raise for showing.
This extremely rare breed has a crest, muff, beard, feathered shanks, and a fifth toe. They are a very old breed which originated in Southeastern Europe. They get their name because they were once favored by the rulers of Turkey.
These chickens are graceful, long-tailed fowl with lustrous greenish-black plumage throughout, small comb and wattles, very rare and beautiful.
This goose is the most popular breed sold in America today. It produce excellent yields of down and all-dark meat. Fall weight of 18-20 lbs for males. Fall weight of 12-13 lbs for females.
These breeds are very quiet and gentle, and don't seem to stray too far from their yard. They are excellent layers of white eggs, and although not very large, are fine eating birds. The baby chicks are especially cute, as the crests show up as little top hats right from the start.
These chickens are unique because of their turkey-like bare necks. They stand the cold weather very well, are good layers of brown eggs and grow to 6 lbs. or more, making a fine eating bird. The hens are also good setters. This selection is mixed in color.
This bird is unique because of their turkey-like bare necks. They stand the cold weather very well. They are good layers and are fine eating bird. Their egg color is brown.
A standard cochin variety, these are like giant "snowballs", with masses of soft, white, downy plumage. Beautiful birds of quiet disposition and outstanding for exhibition.
These chickens represent a striking contrast in color with their body plumage of lustrous black, & crests of white with a few black feathers. They are fine layers of white eggs and non-setters. They are also quiet and gentle birds, owing perhaps to their restricted vision because of the crests.
These chickens represent a striking contrast in color, with their body plumage of lustrous black, & crests of white with a few black feathers. They are fine layers of white eggs and non-setters. They are also quiet and gentle birds, owing perhaps to their restricted vision because of the crests. They are non-bearded, quite small & easy to care for.
As the name implies, it is primarily a meat bird of extra large frame. Their yellow skin and white plumage make them an easy fowl to dress. Mature hens are very large and good layers of brown eggs. The adult birds have a tendency to show some dark or gray ticking on an occasional feather.
These chickens are a large, stately-appearing bird. These beautiful birds are pure white when mature with dark brown eyes and slate-blue shanks. They are great for showing and lay brown eggs.
These females weigh about 4 lbs. at maturity, start laying at 4-5 months, and will continue 10-12 weeks longer than most good layers. Livability and resistance to disease are very high, and the feed-to-egg conversion ratio is excellent—holding down the cost of egg production. One of the best white egg layers!
These are a large, quiet, gentle and very beautiful pure white variety. They are big-framed birds with pinkish white skin and are very easy to dress, good winter brown egg layers, and also will set.
Both the male & female are creamy white in color, yellow skinned and very large breasted. Their fine meat quality and egg-laying ability made them the 1st choice of American duck growers. Expect a fall weight of 10-11 lbs. for males and 8-9 lbs. for females.
These heavy birds are outstanding for egg production the entire year, and are especially desirable through the cold winter months. They lay a brown egg of fine quality and size. They are easy to dress with golden-yellow skin. Raise some for the frying pan or roaster.
These chickens are striking in appearance, with their white plumage and mulberry-colored comb, face, and wattles. The ear lobes are a light blue turquoise and the skin is dark bluish/black. A table delicacy in the orient.
These broad-breasted turkeys are the most popular. Easy to dress because of their white feathers, they also get the biggest. Hens grow to about 25 pounds and toms as much as 45 pounds.
This strain is very hardy, and of course, very colorful. They won't get as big as the domestic turkeys but are good flyers and wonderful eating birds. This variety is the favorite of many sportsmen, and the type that is making an amazing comeback in the wild.
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