About Us

murano chickensMurano Chicken Farm blog is based on the experiences of me...Lisa Murano. I live on a chicken farm in the middle of nowhere. I have raised chickens since 2008. At any given time we have between 80 and 100 chickens, guineas and ducks. We raise them for eggs, which we then incubate and sell as chicks. 

Chicken farming has a unique set of challenges that we are always trying to find solutions for. From health care to cleaning, there are dozens of issues every day on a farm. This blog is dedicated to solutions to everyday problems, the spread of knowledge and the general joy of owning poultry! While I will occasionally post something about sales or commercial farming, mostly this is just about my spoiled rotten little babies! 

I sell chicks from February to October every year. I meet with customers personally and often answer questions for customers long after they have taken their babies home. I started writing this blog in order to answer questions for my customers who bought chicks and keets. When I notice a question popping up often, I write a post about it. I also tend to blog about the 'hot' topics that I notice on chicken forums. Oh how I love chicken forums! LOL 

What started as a blog for people I sold chicks to soon started getting found on google and it just sorta took off and now people all over the world read it, which I think is pretty darn cool!

I became a licensed poultry technician in 2010. Our farm joined the NPIP in 2012. We've been in business since 2009. We got into chickens because we had ticks! We got some Guineas to help with the ticks...then got some chickens so the Guineas wouldn't fly away. Then chicken math kicked in and we got more coops...and the rest is history! 

I hope you like my blog, and if you have any questions you can post a comment here or email me directly at muranohatchery@gmail.com If you have a question on an older post, please email me to make sure I see it...only the last few posts are in front of me when I'm working and I'd hate to miss your question!

Thanks for Reading!
~Lisa

17 comments:

  1. I came over from BYC because I felt lonely in NW PA. I live in Slippery Rock and would love to join in with any activities or even if you just need a coffee break. :)

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    1. Welcome to the area! We're not far away...just over the hill in Boyers! Email me, there are some groups on facebook and swaps locally. Would love to chat!

      ~L

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  2. where can I find the chicken saver saddles in the camo design/ camo colors? Amazon is sold out and doesn't know if they will ever be back in stock. I would love to have them on my 3 free range hens. I think this would help to protect them from hawk attacks as well as feather loss due to over breeding by Elvis my very handsome rooster.
    Please respond ASAP. Thanks. Linda Beyer

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    1. Hi Linda! Have you tried Ebay? That is where I got my very first set of hen saddles. I have a pattern for chicken saddles that I can share if you sew? Let me know!

      Lisa

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  3. I NEED HELP!One of my baby chicken is not walking. She cant use here feet. She can move her legs but she cant open her feet or move them. Now there is ontoher one tarting to limp. What can I do?

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    1. Hello! I hope your chicks are better. Sorry, but I just saw this now. If you have an urgent situation you can email me or message me through the Facebook page next time!

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  4. I just had to comment on your site and the articles. I am a Canadian in Alberta. Just passed my 83 rd. year. Homesteaded in 1952 and got involved in birds. Started out with chickens and ended up by 2001 with a multi bird farm. Involved in upland bird habitat and prorogation.

    It has been a blast and so much was learned. I must say your site is very informative and on track with my experiences. Presently we incubate and market chicks and ducklings. Also mentor beginners across Canada who love to populate birds.

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    1. I'm glad to hear you say that you enjoy my site. That means a lot coming from someone with as much experience as you!

      Lisa

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  5. What kind of chicks do you sell. Just getting back into chickens, I live in plain grove/ Volant

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    1. Hi neighbor! I have guineas, ducks, silkies and marans this year.

      Lisa

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  6. where do i start to get npip and ai certified? i cannot seem to get a hold of anyone from pa extension. Do they call it something different pa? any help would be greatly appreciated

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    1. I called the department of agriculture for my county and they had all the information. Good luck!

      Lisa

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  7. where are you located- I am out side of Phila pa and looking for Black Copper Maran chicks - loved your ideas about easter egg dye

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    1. I am over an hour above Pittsburgh. Glad you liked the easter idea!

      Lisa

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  8. I have a chicken that I thought was egg bound now I'm not so sure. I have done everything I was told to do even trying to feel the egg inside her. She acts like her feet are sore when she walks. She acts like she is straining to go poop but she goes poop just fine. What else could it be?

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    1. Have you checked her feet for swollen spots or redness? Bumblefoot can cause some limping. Has she laid an egg since? Do you provide calcium like oyster shell or crushed egg shells? Sorry for all the questions...you can email me at the address above or PM me on the FB page if you'd like!

      Lisa

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  9. Do you sell fertilized eggs at all?

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