Polish bantams - need 2 B separated?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Meesh, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I read on McMurray's site (I think) that Polish Bantams might need to be kept apart from other chickens to prevent bullying. Does anyone have experience with this? I'd sure like to raise them with my other chicks, if possible.

    The other chicks I ordered are Ameraucanas, Delawares, and Faverolles.

    Thanks!
    Michelle
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think polish skulls have some holes in them by their nose so the other birds might hurt them. The other breeds you have seem pretty mild tempered breeds-maybe you should just keep an eye on them
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you tie up their poof it will be OK. The problem with tieing up their crest is that it makes them very prone to lice. If I were to do that I would put a drop of frontline on the crest before I tied it up. Hope that helps [​IMG]
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have always been together, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. Meesh

    Meesh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! If they get too picked on, I will separate them. It won't be too hard with my setup. Maybe my beloved big-haired cousin from TX can help me trim the Polish hairdos. [​IMG] Foofy chickens should be a natural for her.

    And chickens with ponytails. What next? [​IMG]

    Cheers,
    Michelle
     
  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plastic sugery of course. Those cornish gals wanna keep their figure.
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a problem mixing polish chicks with other chicks, but then again, they usually grow up with the silkies [​IMG]
     

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