Well the default answer is always; Check your State laws first. If you scroll down the main forum page you'll find the MI State forum that may have more specific info for you.
Someone will be along shortly with better and more current info than I can give you.
In the meantime;
If OC is legal in your State (and I think it is in Meatchicken) then it doesn't matter how you choose to load (or unload) your firearm. 1 in the pipe or not is up to you. Opinions will vary on this, but the general feeling though, is that an empty chamber is useless, but do what you feel comfortable with and can still handle any unforeseen events.
Carry safe &