Chick Days 2018



Chicken Supplies

Chicken Breeds

Chicken Breeds

When it comes to chickens, there are hundreds of breeds to choose from. Luckily, Murdoch’s only carries about 50 different varieties. But the decision is still a big one since many of their characteristics are genetically based. As you explore the breeds we offer you will see that some are better layers than others and some are more tolerant of the cold. There are also breeds that are known to be family friendly and others that are eager to raise chicks of their own. We even carry breeds that are known for their meat qualities.

With so many options to choose from, Murdoch’s put together a breed recommender to make your decision a bit easier. By picking the characteristics that are most important, we will help narrow down your choices, so you can find the right chickens for your needs.


Why Raise Chickens?

People choose to raise chickens for a variety of reasons and one of the most common reasons are eggs. Backyard eggs are known to be more nutritious and delicious and they are just a short walk away. But chickens have a lot more going for them than eggs.

For instance, chickens will reduce the weeds in your yard while providing you with some of the best fertilizer you could ask for. They can even help to reduce your impact on the landfill by taking care of your kitchen scraps. But maybe most importantly, they are incredibly endearing birds that have sparkling personalities and the ability to bring laughter into your lives.

Chicken Breeds

Helpful Resources

Chicken eBook


Our eBook provides the information you need to raise a healthy flock.

Murdoch's Blog


Check out our blog to find articles on a variety of chicken related topics.

Chicken FAQ


Get answers to some of the most common questions about raising chickens.