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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by worms7, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could a polish bantam be kept with
    12 large fowl as a broody bird
    cheers Phil
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Some polish can be kept with other breeds but there is always the risk of them being picked on by the other flock members. 9/10 polish are at the bottom the pecking order.

    Is your polish broody now? They are not really a broody breed so it's great if she is. Out of all the polish I have and have had only one has ever gone broody. If she is broody I would highly recommend you seperate her from the flock to hatch and raise chicks.
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no polish at the moment but
    I am after a broody so I might try
    a silkie
    cheers Phil
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes a silkie would be better if you are wanting a broody. They are far more inclined to go broody. Pekin bantams are also another breed known for broodiness :D
     
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  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a silkie be ok with 10 large fowl if all introduced on the same day
    cheers Phil
     
  6. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a silkie be kept in a mixed flock or will it get picked on
    cheers Phil
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm afraid more than likely it will be picked on by other flock members. Silkies are often at the bottom of the pecking order in mixed flocks. I can't say this will or will not happen but there is a chance.
     
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  8. meusoc

    meusoc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a white leghorn named foggy she is very nice for a leghorn!
     

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