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post #11 of 19

I have a white crested one. She looks like she has a golf ball on her head. We named her Pom Pom. She too is at the bottom of the pecking order, having been balded by her fellow coopmates. She is always the last one in at night, the last one to find her way back in the coop and the last one to find the food and waterers. She is 10 weeks old now. She is also the easiest one for me to catch.
My friend has "Pom Poms" sister( named "Einstein" for the hair do) and she behaves in the same way! My lulu's mom

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I just read somewhere on this board that crested bird like the polish shouldn't be kept with other chickens. Is this because the other ones pic on them because they are too pretty? gig  So if I get other chickens this should help? I should have known when I saw her on the other side of the coop that they were not friendly to her. She was just so gosh darn pretty.

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post #13 of 19

Uh Oh, They cant be kept together???? Now what do we do?huidunnothhit

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Uh Oh, They cant be kept together???? Now what do we do?huidunnothhit

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I have a very small flock, but my Polish are integrated with several other breeds and although one has endured some pecking, they get along fine.

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I have a white crested one. She looks like she has a golf ball on her head. We named her Pom Pom. She too is at the bottom of the pecking order, having been balded by her fellow coopmates. She is always the last one in at night, the last one to find her way back in the coop and the last one to find the food and waterers. She is 10 weeks old now. She is also the easiest one for me to catch.
My friend has "Pom Poms" sister( named "Einstein" for the hair do) and she behaves in the same way! My lulu's mom


It's the same with my Sultan (named Lulu!). Poor baby is always pushed around. She doesn't seem to have any chicken friends like the others. I feel so sorry for her. sad I have some Silkies, so she's not the only "poofy girl" out there, either. I hate that she's at the bottom of the pecking order, but someone has to be. I watch her carefully though to make sure it doesn't get too rough for her.

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Edited by Ellie_NY_chick - 9/21/08 at 7:29pm
post #16 of 19

It could only help to trim the Polish's crest (unless you're planning to show) she'll be able to see and interact with the others easier. You could also put a hairband around it to keep it to keep it out of her eyes.

It's always hard to integrate especially a single chicken into a group, but things will settle down over time. Good luck with your pretty girl. smile

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post #17 of 19

Chris, I'm going to have to disagree with you on the discrimination thing!

I have 1 RIR hen who has had to live outside of the coop for 2 years now.  My rooster hates her.  He is a kind, gentle and sweet fellow to all the other hens, but he simply hates Penny.

He doesn't try to mate her, he tries to kill her!  It may be because she was at the top of the pecking order before he came along--I don't know--just never saw anything like it between a roo and a hen.

We say he's a racist and doesn't like "redheads".  lau

Penny hangs out on the the outside of the coop fence during the day and roosts with my dog at night.  She really has a sweet life and cracks me up when she taunts the roo through the fence.  tongue2

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post #18 of 19

She's a poorly colored WC black.

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post #19 of 19

Black crested Black Polish, hands down!

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