@mbrown413 - wish I could help. Sorry. Someone on the forum should be able to soon though.
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question - When my EE/OE's were two weeks old, the boys had much smaller tails than the girls. I could tell which would be boys or girls by their tail for all except one. Can you guess the gender of a polish that way? One of my nearly 2 week old buff polish has a crest poof that is bigger than the other two, but it's tail is the same as the ones with a smaller poof. Any thoughts or suggestions on this? or will it be one big guessing game until their crest feathers grow in. LOL
All of your polish crested birds are SO CUTE. I can't wait until mine get their feathers!
That will work for me. If I have 2 roosters i dont know what to do. 1 more question I have 3 babys i got and trying to add to the flock but my easter egger pullet is pecking at the pretty hard. The babies are about 3 weeks. Should i wait until they about 7 or 8 weeks. The babies are 2 silver lace Wyandotte and 1 easter egger. My flick outside is 3 polish, easter egger, buff orpington, rhode island red
One of my girls acted very rooster-ish from the beginning. I even thought it could have been a boy, but it's a girl... she is the highest ranking pullet so I think that has a lot to do with her behavior.
As for trying to add new chickens to the flock... I read somewhere that the best way to do that is to put the new additions in a small enclosure inside the coop for at least a week. That way the birds can all see each other and get acquainted without hurting each other. Also, if the new additions are much younger than the older established flock, it is recommended that you wait until the youngest birds no longer sound like babies. One more thing... if the smallest bird is a LOT smaller than the rest, you can expect the other birds to be very rough on him/her so you may need to make a little coup just for that one bird.