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Gold Laced Polish Chicken
Country of Origin: Europe
Primary Use: fun or pets
Bird Size: 3-6lbs
Egg Production: medium
Egg Size: medium
Egg Color: white
Comb Type: very small horn, large crests
Hardiness: fragile when young but as adults both heat and cold tolerant with proper care
Temperament: docile and friendly
Conservation status: Watch Status
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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.
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 a 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. 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.
Pre-ordered adults and hatchlings may be picked up by appointment. To safeguard our birds from exposure to disease brought in by visitors, in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, areas where birds are kept are off limits. However you are welcome to look at all the breeds and interactions, it is a site to see.