Polish question?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChrystalGail, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When Polish chicks or any other "top hat" chickens are hatched, do they have a bump on their heads? Now to be clear I have 2 chicks hatched today that have bumps on their heads, not just down bumps but actually fleshy bumps. Is this normal? I've never had Polish chickens before, so I don't know much about them.
     
  2. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yep polish have bumps on their heads..at least ours did.
     
  3. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too funny! I thought that maybe they were deformed. But, that is the way they are supposed to be. LOL [​IMG] I always looked at the pictures of them with their big fluffy heads and thought that it was just all feathers/down that caused them to be so big, but it's actually a "bumpy" head! Thanks, I feel much better now!
     
  4. johnnam

    johnnam Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine did too. One of them had such a bump I called "him" knothead.[​IMG]
     
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    no worries...its totally normal...my polish babies now are growing very nice crests and look and act normally. The add shaped heads freaked me out at first too.
     
  6. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They are doing well and eventhough they look rather odd, they are fitting in well with their 22 siblings! I still have 4 more eggs that pipped and 3 that haven't. Today is day 21!
     
  7. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fell completely in love with their lil top knots when mine came home. You can pick them out immediately ... and Easter Eggers have the fuzzy little cheecks at hatch. Too cute! -Lynn
     
  8. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Here is a picture of one of my polish after it had fluffed out.

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    sorry that other picture didn't show much.

    I hope this helps.

    jackie
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2007

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