Getting 4 Polish today!! (Pics added)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AccidentalFarm, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    I'm so excited and sadly, I don't know anyone that would have any interest whatsoever...'cept for you guys! I'm picking up 3 hens and a roo- White Crested Black Polish. They are rescues, the roo has a twisted beak and I fear he'd end up in the stew pot otherwise. They are also over a year old, so can't expect much in the way of eggs for very long. But what fun to have around, they're such gorgeous birds! This little quad can expect to live out their days being spoiled pets. Of course, i'll have pics later....
    Last edited: May 5, 2007
  2. blue90292

    blue90292 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    our top roo of the free range flock is our white crested black polish pictured in my avatar with my son.

    of course, being from mcmurray, he's turned out to be black crested black polish. he's my son's second favorite chicken. named the rooster buster brown after himself.

    we have a little hen, she's 6 months old now and is named phyllis (like phyllis diller) and we thinks she's so funny we bought two more pullets from mcmurray 8 weeks ago. one of them is my son's favorite chicken. puffy wuffy. he brings her in the house to eat dinner with him every night.
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    How adorable..he brings the chicken in every night...[​IMG]
  4. Mr.Dad

    Mr.Dad Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    North Jersey
    They're lucky birds [​IMG].......
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Mr.Dad :

    They're lucky birds [​IMG].......

    Well, thanks. But I honestly believe I'm the lucky one to get to take them. Oooh, and I completely forgot- I'll have to go buy some layer feed- my flock is all still little birds.

    And what's even better is that Ideal will be shipping my 10 new babies on Monday! Woot!!​
  6. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
    Our buff laced polish are going on 3yrs old and still lay quite a clutch of eggs, these "old" chooks may surprise you. Good luck with your new chickens...
  7. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Sad news...

    I got the birds today, which was great- such beauties. I went before I picked up the birds and bought a nice, big, brand new cage for them to stay in during the quarantine period. New waterers, feeders, the whole she-bang. I've been out every hour and a half or so checking on them. They were a bit stressed from the re-locating, but otherwise doing well.

    I just went out again and found a disaster. The cage was torn to pieces and about 50 yards away from where it had been. Two birds dead. I don't know what did it, currently, i'm pointing the finger at my dogs, as much as I dont want to think it. I thought coyotes, but the birds were killed and not eaten, so that makes me think otherwise.

    I feel completely horrible about this. Here I am thinking I'm rescuing some unfortunate birds. Thinking they'd live out their lives with no demands, just being pretty things to look at.

    The quarantine cage I bought was one of the largest rabbit hutches I could find, it seemed very sturdy, and the wire sides and front were pretty thick 4x2 panels. What I found however, was that the wood frame held, but the wire panels were completely destroyed. I had previously posted inquiring whether anyone had had a predator tear through chicken wire- now I know. Yes, it can be done. Even this 4x2 panel can be torn through.

    As much as I did not want to admit to this horrendous failure, I thought it best to go ahead - maybe it'll prevent someone else from having the same terrible thing happen.

    On a good note, the roo and one of his girls came out unscathed and are currently very cozily laid up in the coop, separated from the rest of the flock.
  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Sorry you lost soem birds! I know how much that sucks. [​IMG]
  9. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Oh, how sad. I am so sorry. [​IMG]

    I've heard it said that chicken wire is only good to keep birds in, not preditors out. I'm glad you still have the 2.
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I wouldn't rule out coyotes. They can be sport hunters.

    Sorry for the loss.

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