Head shape on Polish chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by favoritekitty, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had a polish chick hatch and I want to make sure that his head is supposed to have a big bump on the top ot it. Where his crest would be is big. It even looks crooked to me. Off to one side. Please tell me this is normal.
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Big bump on top normal. Off to ne side not that I know of.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Do you have a picture to post so we can see?
     
  4. Jen F

    Jen F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched(actually still hatching) my first Polish chicks, and they have a knot on their head also. One is a little crooked, but I assume it is like a babies head... it will get normal eventually. [​IMG] BUT, 3 out of the 4 have fairly large knots, but one chick's knot is half the othrs size.
    Does this have to do with sexing them?
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So far as I know, polish and silkies both have bumps on their heads when born. I have one chick now and some about to hatch. It's such a cutie!!!
     
  6. Jen F

    Jen F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if the bump size has anything to do with sex of the chick?
    I have 5 Polish chicks now 3 GL, 1SL, and 1 buff. I have another chick that has pipped yesterday. I will probably give it till about 2 PM then try to help it.
    Any advice on helping them?
    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011

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