Polish hens have issues

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johndeerematt, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. johndeerematt

    johndeerematt Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2013
    Adams, nebraska
    I absolutely love my polish hens, they are by far the sweetest birds in the flock. The problem is they are blind as a bat with their feather crest. I've trimmed the feathers away from their eyes frequently, but they are very underweight. They are seven months old and only weigh about 2 pounds, by my judgement. Certainly not over that. Any tricks to the trade, so to speak or ways to help?
  2. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2013
    lowestoft England
    I have polish also in a mixed flock I also trim around their eyes and put out several feeding area's around the run I also observe them feeding and generally keep an eye out to make sure they get treats that I put in, i also have raised areas they can go and small low area's they can nestle into and put scratch around there also and have my roosters keeping everyone in line he always calls for the polish girls and looks after them I have 2 polish brothers they work as a team and keep the big lf in order but as long as they can get their share of food they will be fine.:)

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