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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dacasodivine, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I told my boss I was thinking having some dark brown egg layers might be cool. So, she told me she has order 3 Cucoo Marans and 3 Welsummers!

    She said that someone she talked to said they need special care? Does anyone know about that?

    I'm so excited! More babies! And I have 3 ready-to-lay pullets coming next week. 1 Leghorn, 1 black star, and 1 red star.

    Danette
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Don't know about special care, but congrats on the soon arrivals!!
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Haven't heard anything about special care. I'd treat them just like any other breed of non crested chicken.
     
  4. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Ibpboo.

    Thanks, Silkiechicken. You said to treat them like any other non-crested breed. Does that mean crested need special care? I have two polish and am treating them like the others.
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I'm silly, because I do not know what crested and non crested means. Something to do with the combs on their heads? [​IMG]
     
  6. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    I have cuckoo marans for over 1 year and don't know of any special care. I have welsummers coming too, can't wait.
     
  7. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a dozen polish coming in a few weeks, and all I found as far as special care for them was that their crests limit their vision and in the winter may get wet when they drink and freeze their heads.

    To avoid this, either put the crests up in pony tails or trim them back.

    This is what I have been told, no experience yet since mine haven't hatched yet!
     
  8. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ibpboo, crested are like the top hatters. They have a poof or cap of feathers on top.

    equine chick, I asked my boss what special care they needed. She has meet someone local that she talks chicken with and the woman told her she used to have marans and welsummers and they needed to freerange and were too much trouble. Or something like that. I've looked online and other than saying they are good foragers, it doesn't say they have special requirements.

    Danette
     
  9. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Critter, thanks. I'm in SE Texas so freezing is not often a problem here.

    I had not originally wanted polish but my boss added two to my list thinking I might like them. I'm glad she did. They are turning out to be my favorites. They are Golden Laced. I'm hoping one might be a roo. Polish roos are just the coolest looking thing. All the others should be pullets.
     

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