Polish being picked on

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kris41, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. kris41

    kris41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help!!!

    I have a silver male and a white crested black polish female in the coop/pen with my laying hens. I just noticed that the others are picking on the polish. My female has a huge bald spot on her head and my poor little man is missing a bunch of tail feathers which looked like they bled quite a bit. Any idea on how to keep the others from picking on them? I also have a little silkie and a bantam frizzle in the pen and they don't get picked on at all.

    Kristie
     
  2. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
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    If the polish haven't had a hair cut so they can see and avoid the others a little better...that might help.

    Sometimes some thing sticky on the tops of their heads will discourage pecking. A little plain vaseline will work, but will make your polishes not look very pretty as it also draws dust and dirt to their crests

    My polish are also molting right now, so he is without his any of his tail feathers.

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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not a good idea to keep Polish [or other crested breeds] in with other birds-this is why.
     

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