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Help with Golden Polish

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by J wegner, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. J wegner

    J wegner New Egg

    Nov 17, 2014

    This is my first year having chickens. Even though we ordered all hens we were sent a Golden Polish Rooster as a bonus exotic bird. I am concerned that he is pecking my Golden Polish hens. I have 15 hens multiple breeds and the only ones that appear to be unhealthy are the Golden Polish. Is it time for the rooster to make his way to the freezer or are my hens experiencing another issue. I would appreciate any advice.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Something is pecking the Polish hens, but why do you think that it is the Polish rooster?
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Sourland.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I sorry to have to say it, but it's time for your rooster to make his to the freezer. I used to raise Golden Polish and they are normally a docile breed, but the meanest, most aggressive rooster that I ever had was a Golden Polish rooster named Ivan. He was a beautiful bird, but he got where he would attack anything, everything, and anybody around him (except me). Interestingly enough, he never attacked me, but everyone and everything else was a target to him. No matter what I tried, I was unable to break his aggression, so I ended up removing him from the flock. You don't want him causing injuries, and you certainly don't want to breed that kind of aggression into your flock. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in removing your rooster.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Did you actually ever see the Rooster inflicting the damage? I ask because Polish (and silkies) tend to be victims of OTHER breeds picking/pecking on them. They don't like the fact that polish etc., don't look like your everyday chicken.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sourland and Michael have given you good advice.
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've received some good advice already!
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I would definitely remove either the hens or the rooster to allow the hens to heal over. And as Sumi suggested, look into some hen saddles. They can really protect the birds from the roosters and possible injury. You can purchase them here..http://www.hensaver.com

    I hope you can get your hens healed up soon.
  10. J wegner

    J wegner New Egg

    Nov 17, 2014
    I cannot tell which chickens are pecking them . I assumed it was the rooster but perhaps it is the other hens. Thank you for the response.

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