Greetings from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Looking4ewes, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Looking4ewes

    Looking4ewes Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings,

    I am brand new to chickens, having picked up 50 broilers and 14 turkey poults 4 weeks ago. I plan to add some layers later on. It has been a discouraging time, since I have been struggling with respiratory illnesses in the chicks since day 1. This forum is a great resource, and I know that I will have many questions in the future. I appreciate the knowledge base of this forum.

    I live on a beautiful 80 acre farm in Central MI that we purchased two years ago. We have sheep, many dogs, one farm cat, and we added 5 feeder pigs and a milk cow this year, along with the poultry. We have 35 acres of lush pasture and my plan is to raise as much of our food as possible, and to sell a bit of the extra. All the animals are thriving but the poultry.

    regards,

    Wendy
     
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    [​IMG] from the Thumb! [​IMG] Hang in there...it'll all be worth it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Beekercat

    Beekercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    I'm in Florida now but I am a proud Michigan native and MSU Spartan. You're gonna love your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hopefully your birds will be healthy and thriving soon.
     
  5. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Welcome to the forum! I am 1/2 hour east of Lansing. Check out the MI thread too.

    good luck with your meat birds. it is nice that they are a short term commitment [​IMG]

    Sarah
     
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
     
  7. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about your chickens. I had a similar issue. I put a few drops of oil of oregano into their water and their respiratory illnesses clear right up. Oil of Oregano is a natural anti-bacterial, anti fungal and anti paracite.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Looking4ewes

    Looking4ewes Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll google oil of oregano.
     
  9. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    Oklahoma!
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! [​IMG]
     
  10. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello and welcome. I am also here in Michigan.
     

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