New Member From Michigan!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stahlt12345, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. stahlt12345

    stahlt12345 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Teresa. I live in Michigan. When I was a little girl I helped feed and collect my grandmothers eggs. I loved it!!!!! :) Didn't care so much for the "WATCH FOR THE ROOSTER!" warning though. Gosh, I never took my eyes off of him...lol. Anyway, I have always loved how much fun it was to feed the chickens and gather the eggs.

    I recently purchased a Farm Innovators Model 4200 Incubator with fan and automatic egg turner. I am going tomorrow to pick up 3 dozen eggs from Buff Orpington hens. Picked that breed...because the roosters are supposed to be docile. Lol, some things just do not leave the brain... "WATCH FOR THE ROOSTER!". I was very disappointed in the lack of instruction with the incubator. So, if anyone has the model and would like to advise me. I did call the company as it reads to disinfect the unit prior to use. I was told to use a bleach and water solution.

    Looking forward to learning. I am hoping to raise as organic as possible chickens/eggs. My one question...how do you insure you are not feeding a modified corn?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. You can try the "feeding and watering" section for your corn question and the "Incubating and Hatching Eggs" section for assistance in hatching
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Teresa, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Not too experienced with Buff Orp roosters but the hens are awesome! I actually believe any roo can be gentle if handled correctly BEFORE he gets mean. In reference to your incubator, I typed in that model in the BYC search bar and got several hits - might give it a try! Best wishes and happy hatching!!! Unsure on the modified corn question - might post on the link below with that question.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    [​IMG] from New Mexico!

    Yes, I think a lot of us here were or still ARE being chased by roosters. LOL I got chased by a mean Leghorn rooster as a kid as well. Left me with thoughts of poultry running thru my head all my life. LOL

    Good luck with the hatch and welcome to the forums!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Stop by the Michigan thread and say Hi - look in the Where are you- Where am I section of the forum.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Teresa, welcome to BYC and back to poultry keeping. Good luck with the incubation.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. stahlt12345

    stahlt12345 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the greetings!
     

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