Day Old Silver Laced Polish Baby Chicks
Hatching March to September.
Silver Laced Polish chickens are gorgeous, friendly, and good layers.
Production: Most Silver Laced Polish hens will lay around 200 white eggs per year.
Temperament: Some owners describe their Polish chickens as "spastic," but everyone agrees they are gentle. Their large crests limit their vision and so they are easily startled, which may explain why they are described as spastic.
History: Polish chickens are not actually from Poland, but gained the name because their crests resemble the hats once worn by the Polish military. It is not known for certain where Polish chickens originated, but some theorize that they moved from Spain to the Netherlands with early settlers.
Polish were first imported to the United States sometime between 1830 and 1840, and they were well established in backyard flocks by 1850. They were popular for their laying capacity and their friendly attitude. Silver Laced Polish were included in the first edition of the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1874.
There are both bearded and non-bearded Silver Laced Polish, because of the variety we do not make any guarantees as to which you will receive. They are beautiful birds - with or without beards!
Polish can be kept in just about any climate. The only special care they require is that their crests must be kept clean and dry. These birds are at easy risk of eye infection if the crests are not maintained.
The breed has always been popular at poultry exhibitions and remain so today.
Colors: Silver Laced Polish display an eye-catching black and white patterning that is simply beautiful.
Status: American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation Status: All Polish chickens are listed in the Watch category by the ALBC.
Body Type: Polish chickens have a distinctive crest that is caused by a protuberance on the top of their heads. Other than that unique feature, they are medium-sized chickens.
Standard Weights: Rooster 6 lbs, Hen 4.5 lbs, Cockerel 5 lbs, Pullet 4 lbs
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Continental