Polish getting picked on...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MVchickens, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. MVchickens

    MVchickens Chirping

    Dec 8, 2010
    Martha's Vineyard MA
    Is there anyway to prevent this? I have 30 birds, one of them being a polish roo. He gets picked on like no tomorrow. He actually resorted to burying his head under the feeder until I seperated him last night. Can i just trim his fluff so he looks normal? Is there anything I have to know when trimming chicken fluff? Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Polish tend to be lower on the pecking order, unfortunately.

    I had two Polish roos and one picked on the other mercilessly.

    The poor frightened Polish would hide inside the nestboxes.

    If I were outside, I would help "rescue" the frightened one when he would run behind my legs.

    The only thing you can do is separate him and get him some Polish (or non-Polish) hens to hang out with.


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