Should my broody Polish get to be a mommy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bantyshanty, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. bantyshanty

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    I have three broodies now, in the midst of our winter, and one is a bantam Polish crested. She's more skittish than my other Polish, who are really docile. She's been broody about a week and seems to be serious about it. The broodiness has even made her docile toward me.

    I have a dozen d'Uccle eggs in the bator & I thought I'd divide the new peeps among my 3 hens to raise. The two cochins could stay in the coop, the Polish could come in with her small brood.

    Has anyone any experience with a Polish hen being a good mom?

    The breed descriptions always say NO!

    Edited for silly typos!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not have polish, but am a broody lover - I say give her a chance. She might turn out to be your bestest mom.



    Just cause some breed description says it cannot be - does not make it true. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Broody & doscile? [​IMG] They usually turn into "Devil Hens" when they go broody, & try to eat your fingers off! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I have LF Polish. I say if she wants to be broody, let her be broody. It does go against their character but you never know. She may be a wonderful mom if the broodiness is in her genes.
     
  5. Paaz1120

    Paaz1120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X3 Give her a chance to be a mommy! [​IMG]
    Keep us updated how she does.
     
  6. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    All right! I'll give her the chance! She gets to be an inside mommy the first few weeks, in a decent-size brooder with a small heat lamp at one end, in case she shirks her duty.

    This Polish, Hazel, is about a year, and was about to be rehomed for sheer flightiness --would fly at your face when you tried to catch her-- but on the eggs she's as docile as a Silkie. More docile.
    She gets up once a day for 5 minutes to stretch, eat, drink & poo, then the Cochin sits on her nest immediately, and Hazel weeps near her nest.
    I push off the Cochin, put the Polish back on, and she eats mealworm cakes from my hand (these are sunflower meal & worm meal cakes I made, reserved for broodies only!)

    She's just a love now, and lets me check her eggs without the scary-broody attack. Doesn't even growl! She's going to hatch several D'uccle chicks on Valentine's day:love hopefully!
     
  7. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww [​IMG] keep us posted , please! [​IMG]
     
  8. bantyshanty

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    I'll update this post-Valentine's with pics of the new chicky family!
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Broody Polish! [​IMG]

    This should be interesting! [​IMG]
    I'm Subscribing!
     
  10. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    How exciting! That means there is hope for my Polish!
     

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