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Originally Posted by ultra1classic 

Look how tiny this little blue is...10 days old in this pic...was so tiny when she hatched didn't think it would make it...

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post #2602 of 2903
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Originally Posted by appychick 

A newbie Polish question....I only have a few standard Polish,started out with 6, so had them separate in a crate. Three had large crests but no vision problems yet & 3 had smaller crests. I lost the one with largest crest suddenly. Then next largest crested one acted like it had been injured,wobbly so isolated it & finally after a week of tlc it suddenly worsened & died. Now the third one with the large crest is acting weaker so isolated it & it does well on anti-inflammatories as needed so put it back with the others. Are Polish suseptible to head injuries like Silkies ? These are hatchery origin vaccinated chicks ~ 6 weeks old. They appeared fine until they started "playing & jumping" so am suspecting injury instead of disease as they seem to respond to anti-inflammatories. They are getting fed 20% protein FlockRaiser & starting to eat veggie & fruit treats. Do they need more protein? They have a pop bottle water cup on cage door & cage cup feeder so shouldn't injure themselves on that. I am not sure what I might be doing wrong .....Just wondering if they might be bumping their heads when playing ? ( I have 5 bantam Polish,same age & origin, in cage with assorted breeds & not a single problem with those yet...)


I doubt three bumped their head playing and got injured.  Were they exposed to your flock, or dust or dander from your flock before they were 2 weeks old?  If so, you may have a different problem.  Was it directly from the hatchery to you?  Or from someone who claimed they were vaccinated?  If they are about 6 weeks old, and then get wobbly, can't walk or aren't really eating, or eating and wasting anyway, it sounds like Marek's.  Or something in their environment.  Or coccidiosis.

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Chicks were direct from hatchery to me in less than 2 days. Only thing different I have done this year was switch from shredded paper bedding to pine shavings. These chicks are the rowdyest birds I have ever owned. They are isolated in my house with only others from same hatchery within aerosol contact. They vocalize & then I removed them from cage being not normal. Are they bored & pick on the large crests because I had  isolated them by themselves as they got too rowdy with the cochin bantams ?

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None of what you describe sounds like a typical Polish problem.  The ones with larger crests may be females and therefore weaker and more susceptible to whatever disease is hitting them.  I also would vote Marek's first and coccidiosis second.  If you have a poultry lab nearby, take the worst in for a necopsy.

If it isn't crested, tufted, frizzled or silkied...it's boring!
If it isn't crested, tufted, frizzled or silkied...it's boring!
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Thanks for the input but I really don't think these birds are diseased. Neurotic maybe ,but not deathly ill. I just don't understand why this handful of standards are so rowdy compared to my other birds & my gentle bantam Polish.  So maybe I just don't  know how to make them happy. But I trimmed the crest on the "weak" one & it seems better so maybe vision obstruction was the problem as now it has a more upright stance & much more active. Possibly the lg crested got bulleyed & I wasn't watching close enough. Is it necessary to separate Polish males & females early on to avoid injury ?

post #2606 of 2903

Intoxicated from paper?

I agree with cmsdvm mom.  With Coccidiosis, they will look sick, hunched up, standing in one place.  Marek's-they can look perfectly normal.  I would change the feed and bedding, and see what happens.

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            Marek's FAQ  Nambroth's really BIG one!

 

            How to send a bird for a necropsy    by Casportpony

         

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post #2607 of 2903

Hi all.  Does anyone have black crested blues?  How about opinions on Sand Hills Polish?

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hi all i have wc black polish and golden lace, im really wanting silver laced anyone got any eggs for sale.

i have  wc, black,polish eggs for sale , buff orpington eggs for sale   just pm me
i have  wc, black,polish eggs for sale , buff orpington eggs for sale   just pm me
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Looking for a White Polish Frizzle

How does one go about getting one of these.  I have looked around the local farms, local fairs (asked many chicken owners) and all I get is a *shrug*

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Beautiful family
24 red sex-links
5 silkies (eggs in the bator and under a hen)
Living the Dream in Cottage Country
Beautiful family
24 red sex-links
5 silkies (eggs in the bator and under a hen)
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Originally Posted by MuskokaChick 

Looking for a White Polish Frizzle

How does one go about getting one of these.  I have looked around the local farms, local fairs (asked many chicken owners) and all I get is a *shrug*


There is a bantam white polish frizzle pair for sale on BYC auction page. You might also try the polish breeders club.

Family: Amazing/Enabler husband, awesome boy,  ridiculous pug/chihuahua, goofy hound, many chickens & goldfish. I also adopted the sweetest "special needs" polish chicken, Clover, who lives happily in my bedroom and eats treats from my lap while watching NICS.
Family: Amazing/Enabler husband, awesome boy,  ridiculous pug/chihuahua, goofy hound, many chickens & goldfish. I also adopted the sweetest "special needs" polish chicken, Clover, who lives happily in my bedroom and eats treats from my lap while watching NICS.
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