HELP, Getting 29 polish bantys on Saturday

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rocket Raley, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Rocket Raley

    Rocket Raley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 29 polish Bantys on Saturday.

    I have no clue how many hens and rooster. I do know they are at least 2 years old. I don’t know anything about Polish Bantys.
    How big should their pen and coop be? What is their temperament?

    I let my other chickens out, the “coop crew” and the “tractor team” are out to play every day for 2 hours. The “Porta Potty Party” is only 11 weeks and aren’t free ranging yet. Since this group is 2 years old and moving to a new home how long should I wait before letting them out?

    I’m guessing the bonding phase is over

    Are they laying eggs? Should I build nesting boxes?

    I don’t even have a clue what they have been feed, what they are used to, etc etc. I’m keeping them from being slaughtered. But I’ve always raised mine from hatch or 1 day. I don’t know anything about adopting 2 year olds. Heck none of mine are even 2 yet.

    Need advice

    *******Update:********
    02/27/08
    I got an e-mail today with a pic
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    The two Silver and Black Laced Polish chickens with the long tail feathers are Roosters.

    There are three types of chickens here.

    1. Silver and Black Laced Polish.
    2. White Laced Polish.
    3. Black and White Laced Polish.

    Notice they have the Polish Cap Feathers on their head?
    These are great show chickens and have a friendly attitude with people. (Most of the time).

    They are not the small Bantty type chickens. We have some other larger chickens for you as well. A couple of them lay colored eggs.

    The little black one you see in the picture, we are keeping. She is our sitter for hatching babbies

    These Polish look like full size. Anyone out there have these. Are they Bantys are full size?​
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    keep them away from your current chickens. feed layer pellets and give them nest boxes the rule of thumb for batams I think is 2sq indoor space and 6 or 8 sqft outdoor space so free ranging will be fine.

    Good Luck post pictures when you get them.

    Henry
     
  3. TheMartianChick

    TheMartianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow... If there are a lot of hens, then you will have a lot of eggs! I hope that you have a plan for those as well. If not then maybe you could donate them to a local shelter to help to feed the inhabitants.

    As Henry stated, keep them away from your current flock and inspect each of the new birds for sickness so that you can quarantine any that appear to have issues.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. Rocket Raley

    Rocket Raley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks hcammack and TheMartianChick, check out my update on the original post.
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like standards to me!
     
  6. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will need 6 to 8 nesting boxes! How cool!
     
  7. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are standards I know cause I have bantams and standards
     

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