I’ve got a lot of ground to make up here!
I got 27 chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery two weeks ago . I’d ordered 25 of their Heavy assorted straight run. It was 5 each of several of their heavy breeds, and they included 2 “extra” chicks.
McMurray got hit with the avian flu, losing an entire barn of rare breeds the week before mine were due to hatch. The Brahma chicks I was hoping to see in the assortment got held back by the hatchery to rebuild their breeding flocks. When I watched their update videos, you could see that they were just shattered by the loss.
Oddly, I am actually more confident ordering from McMurray when I see how much they care about this. The transparency of their updates and strong health practices are a big part of this, but the fact that they care is the most important part of my confidence.