how to make my polish chickens braver?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Epent12, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3months old white polish chickens are in the bottom of the pecking order, they even afraid of my 2 months old silkies, what should I do to make them braver? So they'll be on top? :D
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There isn't really much you can do. They are likely just more submissive than the Silkies, and don't want to be dominant. Some chickens just are natural leaders and will be dominant, while others will never be leaders. As long as they aren't getting hurt by the Silkies, they should be fine.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Give them a bit of a haircut so they can see.

    I find impaired vision really bothers my Houdans, so I have been know to tie their hair up.

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  4. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lmao dude you made me laugh for minutes :lau that's what my grandma always wanna do, tie their crest up :lau
     
  5. Usagi

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    Love that chicken...

    Anyway. I'm thinking you can't do anything about it either. Probably a lot like humans. I myself am an introvert and rarely seek leadership positions. If I'm forced into one, it stresses me. The only time I ever step up to an authoritative spot in a hierarchy is when I notice a complete lack of leadership or competency.

    Your polish chickens are much the same. Probably just happier being gently ignored so they can scratch around and quietly(?) enjoy themselves. Being an alpha chicken probably has some chicken-ey responsibilities. lol
     
  6. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, you got a point! I have 2 alpha roosters, rocky: a mixed bantam breed with large body and huge comb. draco: a mixed breed of bantam x domestic hen(rocky's son) he's much bigger than his father, they always fight! The last time they fought they injured theirshelves, none of them wanna surrender, I believe the polishes just wanna kick back and don't wanna get any trouble :D
     
  7. perliczki

    perliczki Out Of The Brooder

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    hahaha, well, it looks nice. These faucets imported the Polish?
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    :D

    Gigi is a stud. That ponytail attracts all the cool chicks.
     
  9. Epent12

    Epent12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahaha :lau my polish should learn a lot from gigi! Btw gigi means tooth in bahasa indonesia. lol
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That's funny! We named him after this guy:
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