Can Polish Hens get along with about 8+ other non-polish hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amartinlb, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    Jersey Shore
    We're looking to get 1-3 Polish hens and I was wondering can they get along with up to around 8 (maybe more, likely max though at 15) other non-polish hens or will the Polish get picked on definitely? Either way I am prepared to house one separately if I have to.

    Here are the other breeds of the hens that may or may not be in the same flock if I keep the Polish in with them:
    Cuckoo Maran
    Buff Orpington
    Ameraucana mutts (EEs)
    Barred Rock
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Gold Laced Wyandotte

    I'm just wondering if it will be a guarantee that the Polish will get picked on and house it separately or if I should try it and see if they all get a long with no one getting seriously picked on.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Lompoc, CA
    There is no guarantee, but my lone Polish gets along fine with my mixed flock:

    7 Buff Orpington
    4 RIR
    5 NHR
    7 Barred Rock
    6 Black Sex Link
    1 Bantam (White)
    1 Bantam Rooster (lavender)

    My Polish is small too, she is between the size of the Bantam and a BR.

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