Polish are on the Livestock Conservancy’s Priority List.
Silver Laced Polish Breeding Pen 2019
Silver Laced Polish Hen- First Place Winter Carnival Show, Vernon, BC 2015
My Polish hen was my first pet chicken that always warmed my heart and greeted me when I visited the coop in 2013. Now my Silver Laced Polish hen has a large family and we have combined two unrelated lines from the US and from QC.
Polish chickens have huge amounts of character, they’re great for pets, smaller gardens and they are very child friendly. They are very docile, and they can be bullied by more aggressive and larger breeds. Polish chickens are happier with other gentle breeds and with other crested friends in the flock. They are also slower developing chicks as many heritage breeds are. We treat them as we would bantams and provide a heat source and higher protein feed for a longer period of time.
Crested chickens have been known for centuries. In England they were known as the Poland. It is also one of the oldest and the most popular of the crested breeds. The origin of this bird and its name is still not clear. It has been known as a pure breed as early as the 16th century.
Polish chickens are layers of medium-sized white eggs and tend to be non-sitters. Although, a few of my hens have gone broody and they proved to be excellent mothers. They tend to lay more eggs through the warmer months. Polish chickens come with or without beards on their faces. Eggs approximately: 120 – 200+
Conservation Status: Watch