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Gold Laced Polish Chicken

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Country of Origin: Europe

​Bird Size: 3-6lbs

Comb Type: very small horn, large crests

Primary Use: fun or pets

Egg Production: medium

Egg Size: medium

Egg Color: white

​Hardiness: Fragile when young but as adults both heat and cold tolerant with proper care

​Temperament: docile and friendly

Environment Type: N/a

Livestock Conservation Status: Watch Status

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Gold Laced Polish Chicken

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Fully Feathered
$68
Feed Suggested:
Chicken Grower
1 Fertile Egg
$10.45
Feed Suggested:
Chicken Starter
6 Fertile Eggs
$61
Feed Suggested:
Chicken Starter
Unsexed Chick
$31
Feed Suggested:
Chicken Starter
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Gold Laced Polish Chicken

Welcome to fun and funky! Polish Chickens are all that and just a pleasure to have. this is our Gold Laced patterned Polish Chickens.  We have both frizzle feathered and smooth feathered!

Polish are a calm docile bird ideal for confinement or urban situations. The hens can be quite chatty and the roosters mostly friendly. They can make great companions. Polish chickens have huge amounts of character, they’re great for pets, smaller gardens and they are very child friendly. Since they tend to be more docile 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. We recommend when selecting your birds, to pick another friend with the same characteristics.  Gold Laced Polish are slower developing chicks as many heritage breeds are, so we treat them as we would bantams and provide a heat source and higher protein feed for a longer period of time. Our Gold Laced Polish are “splits” right now in our breeding program. This means they are a percentage of Tolbunt Polish. So when hatching eggs from them you may have some Tolbunt polish coloring characteristics.

They make a lovely pet and will often run to their owner for food. Hens will lay around 120 white medium sized eggs a year, not bad for an ornamental bird.  There are more than ten plumage colors to choose from for general Polish chickens.  Our breeding flock can tolerate the harsh Vermont winters and hot summers. We are pleasantly surprised on their hardiness. We find Polish are more fragile as chicks and growing periods. Get through that stage and you are set. Once reaching adulthood they are much hardier.

Extra care and maintenance must be given to their crests as it can restrict their vision sometimes causing startled behavior. We like to put the crest sometimes in a ponytail or do a small trim so they can see. If free ranging we highly recommend that crest is trimmed.

Polish chickens in general can tend to get Marek’s Disease – a very deadly uncurbable chicken disease. We vaccinate all our birds for this disease as chicks, and offer that safety to our customers. It is the right thing to do. They are lovingly raised and non-GMO fed.

Feed Recommendations: we recommend starting baby chicks out with Sugar Feather Farm chick starter for the first 3 weeks (longer for Polish, Serama and Silkie), then switch to our Chicken Grower. Use the Grower Feed until they hit maturation (which is when they start to lay) then switch to Sugar Feather Farm Adult Feed

We highly recommend using the Oil of Oregano in their water daily as a supplement to aid with digestion and overall health.

 

History of the Polish

The Poland or Polish is one of the oldest poultry breeds, but nothing to do with Poland! The name comes from ‘Polled’ referring to the crested poll that distinguishes the breed. Poland fowl had a class in the first London poultry show in 1845 and the breed was standardized in 1865.

Polish chickens are listed in the APA Standard of perfection.

We absolutely love this breed! They are hilarious, Polish are fun. Very quirky, friendly, clumsy and silly. Our kids just love handling them. They make great eye candy and conversation starters. We get a lot of people asking about this breed when they visit. All visitors are captivated when they come to the farm.

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