Hi, my name is Eric. I live in Pinconning Michigan. I just started messing with chickens this year...I shouldn't have waited so long! So in late winter I bought an incubator and incubated 4 different groups of eggs- with about a 50% hatch rate. Also hatched several Rouen ducks. I ended up hatching around 50 birds. We supplemented a couple of my buddy's flocks and I got my own flock of 8 hens, a rooster and 4 ducks. This has really been an enjoyable hobby so far and this forum has all the information I ever needed and it is very refreshing to have a forum that is civilized, without all of the typical internet obnoxious ignorance that I get on some other hobby forums. What a bunch of nice and intelligent people! Hello to all and thanks for the great wealth knowledge that is shared here! May you all have happy chickens!