Polish Roo gets beat up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maryallison77, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Q-tip is my polish rooster. he is about 6 months old now. Here is my problem. I had to take him outta the coop cause he was ALWAYS getting beat up by the hens. We have a dominate rooster (Frank feather foot) & he wasn't the problem. It is the hens beating him up. They pull out his head feathers! I have had him by himself for most of his cute little life now. I kinda wanted him to step up and be a man [​IMG] I tried putting hens with him in his new area and gosh....it is only like a few days and we notice he is getting pecked again! [​IMG] SO we'll take the hens out and wait for him to heal up and try again. Like now he is looking good again.

    How can I get the girls to stop pecking Q-tip?


    MARY [​IMG]
     
  2. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,


    Put q- tip in the main coop when he is fully MATURE. Then the ladies will stop picking on him.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally put my Polish roo in with the only Polish girl I have a 4 EE girls. They are docile and don't mind him at all. Do you have any dociles like EE's you could put with him?
     
  4. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bad thing about breeds like the Polish is that they can only see in front of them so that they can't see an attack coming from the side or behind. Even if he is full grown it won't help all that much if the hens decide to be agressive to him.

    Whenever I put a new rooster in with my girls he had better be ready to fight because each hen in turn will take a few shots at the new guy. Even if the roo is twice their size. And he had better stand his ground if he wants to earn their respect, if they cut and run I have to take him back out or the hens will make short work of him.
     
  5. Quote:I am going to HAVE to disagree. If you look at a mature polish roo, His top notch is unlike the hens. He has a very GOOD view of his surroundings and the v-comb enhances his ability to see by keeping the feather back from his eyes. Here is a pic.

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    This is my golden laced polish roo. He is fully matured and VERY aggressive. Believe me, he takes no crud from any other roo.
     
  6. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Get him a female Q-Tip![​IMG]

    -hsmamma
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Perhaps you could put his crest up in ahhh "chicken tail", so he can see better and put a docile breed hen in with him to keep him company til he matures. [​IMG]
     
  8. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody!

    Hsmamma.....Qtip has a mate, her name is Cotton Top and she pecks him too [​IMG]


    dh and I are thinking about getting some more polish this spring and he can be the dominate Roo for them. I'd like to get a group of Frizzles and polish! Those are my favorite chickens. And I'd love some of those Cookoo Marans! Never had those before!
     
  9. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    q-tip and cotton top? Those are the best names ever!

    hsmamma
     
  10. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks HSmama! [​IMG] I just named all my chickens names that were the 1st things I thought of when I looked at them! [​IMG] My bantam roo is Frank Feather Foot! [​IMG]
     

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