Polish breed questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by plethora, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. plethora

    plethora Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    We bought a few Swedish Flower pullets, and it looks like one of them is an imposter -- she's developing a crest that looks like a Polish hen.

    We free range our flock and for this particular hen we're concerned about aerial predators (the yard is fenced in) as well as the potential to be picked on by others. Looking to hear the experiences of others and also get some advice. Would tying the crest with something like a rubber band be advisable? Any other tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine free range, they are really good foragers, I personally trim the crests, I have to do it every year after the molt, one I don't trim, four I do. They don't look as good but they are happier being able to see. I'm not to worried about them getting caught by something as they are very skiddish and can really run.
     
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