Mean Polish

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by feathersgalore, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a five month old polish cockerel that is very mean to all the other chickens. He is pulling feathers and grabbing the hens by the legs. He's not trying to breed just being aggressive. I'm new to polish. Is this normal polish behavior?
     
  2. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that Polish were very docile. Then we got two of them. They are just over a year old and at first they were very docile...now they seem to be at the head of the pecking order and some of my chickens are afraid of them. I have seen them attack other chickens by jumping on their backs or plucking their butts. Yet when it comes to me or my family they are suddenly very calm.

    I am convinced that Polish and Orps are regular Dr. Jekyls and Mr. Hydes. If you are watching they are very nice but just don't turn your head.
     
  3. kimbaliza

    kimbaliza New Egg

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    One of my polish is very mean. He is constantly harassing those below him on the totem pole. He does not mess with the head roo or humans but is relentless to the other polish who can not see as well. He just got out of solitary confinement because he chased two polish roos off the property. Only one was able to make it back.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have 2 polish roo brothers, about 9 months old. They are both perfect gentlemen, good to the girls, and I can pick them up and love on them anytime I want.
    I had 3 other polish roos who were nuts, they wanted to fight, and went ballistic if I even looked at them. They were rehomed.
    Find a nice polish roo. You don't need a mean one.
     

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