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Question about polish with other chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by funonahonda, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    We want to order some polish and some other chicks from the hatchery, if they all grow up together will the other chicks/chickens still try to peck and pull the head feathers out of the polish? Thanks for looking.
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    You just never know...well thats my oponion ....I have a polish hen in with my standards and she is on the bottom of the pecking order .....I also had babies that grew up with her and now that there big they enjoy picking on her ...She gets extra attention from me...
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    usually if they grow up together they don't but make sure u have 4+ polish in there cause the more ya have the harder it is to single them out. i've never had a problem with it unless after they were older i moved them to another pen. then they stand out more cause they r newbs. i have raised them with crested and noncreasted breeds, bantam and standards all have done fine with them unless moved later on to new birds/pens. i'd recomend though they do best with bearded and other crested breeds, if they r in with like rir and orps the production ones will go after them and i don't know why other than jealously and because they r bigger than the polish.
    hope that helps,
  4. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I have 2 polish hens and 2 sultans and a bunch of bantys and standards and silkies and they do fine but my head roo is a polish. I rehomed my cookoo maran roo cause he was always attacking the sultans I think he didn't like them cause they are white.
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Polish do best raised alone.
  6. My girl had a few problems when she was a pullet, but when we got rid of some nasty roos, things got quiet and now she is left alone. However, she really isn't that low in the pecking order. She picks on our Jap bantam and out-ranks several of our roosters. We hatched two of her chicks with crests and one is a cockerel who is doing just fine and her daughter hasn't had ANY crest problems in her months of living with them. Keep in mind, our hens are somewhat visious and henpeck our males. Queens of the Roost.

    The answer: It depends. Everyone's experience is somewhat diverse, when you get right down to it. We have a 3 roos to 10 hens ratio at the moment and things haven't been better! [​IMG] We plan to order four more crested fowl in the spring and baby them if that's really needed.
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    my polish were never picked on by the rest of the flock...just the hawk [​IMG] [​IMG]

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