1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My polish chicken problem.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by banditmommy581, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. banditmommy581

    banditmommy581 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2015
    This just happened and im really upset.

    So today i took my little polish hen, who just started laying eggs, to another new place just for the day, and somehow some way she got out of the pen. when she got out, she started to get really spooked and scared, and she ran off for about 2 hours. when we finally saw her again, it took a long time to catch her and get her back to her original pen. So, shes acting fine, or thats what i observed, until i go in the pen and she flies and gets all spooked. she wont let me come near her and she was really tame and gentle before! i even tried to calm her by feeding her her favorite snack out of my hand and in the feeder. Help someone i dont know what to do!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Give her chance to settle before you go in and try to get near her. Her escapades will have really upset her and she needs to calm down. She more than likely thinks she is going to be caught again which from what you have described took some time and will have been stressful for her. Polish are a naturally skittish breed due to the crest so I'm thinking she will be super aware of things right now.

    My polish don't like change and if things spook them, they remember.

    My best advice is to keep her settled and give her sometime. The gentle gentle approach will be needed to re tame her.

    Good luck, I hope she is back to her old self soon :fl
    1 person likes this.
  3. banditmommy581

    banditmommy581 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2015
    Thanks! Actually shes cĂ lmed down now!!! So happy!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by