Hello from Michigan!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Trauma, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Trauma

    Trauma New Member

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    Hello,

    Just wanted to stop in and say hi, I've been browsing the forums for a couple weeks and decided to make an account today. My wife and I currently have six hens of the following breeds.

    2X Silver Laced Wyandotte
    2X Barred Rock
    1 Buff Orpington
    1 Rhode Island Red

    I live in mid-Michigan close to Birch Run if any of you are familiar with the area. Thanks for having me!
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Hello Trauma! Welcome from the UP! :D Glad to have you join us!
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Welcome from NJ! Enjoy your visit to chicken land. Make sure you get a sticker!
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    hello and welcome
     
  5. kiwicsi

    kiwicsi Junior Member

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    Hi there from New Zealand.
     
  6. Riverdale

    Riverdale New Member

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    Hi from just west of Alma! ;)
     
  7. SunnySoap

    SunnySoap Junior Member

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    Hi from NC, I am new also and just trying to figure the forums out. Looking for information on why only 1 of my 12 hens are laying. The one laying is an Austrolorp, the others are 4 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Wyndottes, 3 Cochins & 2 Brahmas. I strung up rope lights to give them a sense of more daylight, but that is not helping. They appear to be finished with molting. I am feeding them laying mash, and they free range every afternoon. Been giving them extra protein like tuna in water. Any ideas?
     
  8. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Think maybe they're just taking a break. BTW welcome to chicken land. Enjoy your visit.
     
  9. SunnySoap

    SunnySoap Junior Member

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    Ty Energyvet, but not the answer I was looking for
     
  10. bsshoncho

    bsshoncho New Member

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    Hi from Kentucky! I do not eat poultry, so... No KFC for me! I'm mainly a waterfowl man, But... I love all fowl.
     
  11. bsshoncho

    bsshoncho New Member

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    SunnySoap, you should try offering new activities. A lot of breeds to take breaks during fall/winter months. Leghorns & other white egg layer breeds are more prone to lay all year long. How old are your hens? They could have retired? Sometimes a presence of a rooster will get the gals going. Are you sure they're not laying out while free ranging?
     
  12. DansChickens

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    Hello from Shenandoah , Virginia !