Hello from SW Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by boris159, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. boris159

    boris159 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been raising chickens for 16 months now, and sincerely thank the BYC community for the wealth of knowledge available here. I have learned how to break a broody hen (48hrs. in wire-bottomed cage worked great!), how to save a hen (with what might have been prolapse- egg was stuck to cloaca and external--- repeated warm soak-and-massage worked great) and many more. Probably the most fun has been constructing a homemade automatic door (worked great) and 2 automatic feeders (worked abysmally bad---better luck this year!). I now have 27 laying hens and must cut down to 15-20 soon. Too many eggs and high feed bills.
    The chickens were an attempt to create garden space from extra lawn, and that too has worked great. Next spring I can double the garden!
     
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  3. Amy PT

    Amy PT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! There's a Michigan thread here. If you don't have plans for your hens, you might be able to find new homes for them there.
     
  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello Boris! Greetings from Kentucky!


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  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome Boris. I am in SW MI too, over in Dutch Dance land... Anyway, like Amy PT said, come on over to the Michigan Thread.
     
  7. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Youngmomof3

    Youngmomof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome. I'm from SW Michigan also. Good luck.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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