My mother did some work for some people a while back and ended up taking a Buff Laced Polish Hen in exchange for the work instead of cash, she just felt bad for the girl and has a soft spot for Polishes. when she got the girl she was kind of plucked and her crest had been "trimmed". She has finally gwn back her beard and she had laid a couple eggs since being on the farm.... one teeny, long one and another HUGE double-yolker, that's all. She is kept in good health and seems to be at a decent weight. we dusted her when we did the rest of the flock so she's free of mites/lice. We haven't done our yearly worming yet but i don't believe she has worms. She sleeps A LOT though, and usually her favorite place to sit is on top of the Flock Block(treat block) so she can grab a snack when she gets hungry or in the tomatoes to sleep. She is Always in the coop before everyone else and the last to come out in the morning. I have also noticed that she doesn't do very well on chilly mornings(like just misty), I have had to move her into the brooding shed to get warmed up a couple times. We all really like this pretty girl but we also think she is actually pretty up in years. So now we're wondering what the average lifespan is for this kind of chicken, we're all going to be quite sad when she goes but i am thinking she has maybe another year or so with us.