Polish to appenzellers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by starkiller8, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. starkiller8

    starkiller8 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i bought a pair of chickens that were supposedly polish but turns out their appenzellers and i feel bad because i made the cages to fit the needs of the polish which is about 3 by 3ft i know that appenzellers like to climb and dont tolerate confinement so i want to know if its ok to keep them in their, theyve been in their for about 4 months. any comments?
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are they acting? Do they act stressed? My appenzellars are really tame. I can pet them and they don't seem flighty like I read they were.

    ETA: Is there any way to expand the area? 3x3 seems awful small to me for total confinement....do they get free range time?
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    My Appenzellers are confined to a coop and run and they managed just fine.
     
  4. starkiller8

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    sometimes mostly in the summer
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are showing signs of stress I would maybe expand the area? Bigger is better...so go as big as you can.
     

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