Thank you for all your help. I got a polish today and then I read you couldn't put the two together. DH was not willing to make another coop(just made one and he hurt his back). I will start the intergration sunday!!
Yeah, when I've had Polish before they did fine with all the others in general.
When they are young and just getting all the pinfeathers in their crests is when they're more apt to have problems with other ones picking them I think. I did have a few issues with that before..... When they get grown and fully feathered they do okay.
Well... my experience has not been so positive. I just built another small coop after my polish chicks were pecked half to death by my cochin chicks. I understand they have to do the "pecking order" thing... but when I saw blood the second day ... that was enough. The polish chicks were put back in their brooder until I could build a separate coop. They are now all living un-happily next door to each other. Their runs are side by side and the cochins still try to beat the Polish up through the fence. Maybe others have had luck with putting polish with other breeds but I have not. And these were 4-6 week old chicks... not grown chickens.
I will add that I also have a breeding pair of silkies and a breeding pair of polish which share fences.... one fence divide their runs. The silkie roo is always jumping on the fence trying to get to the Polish. After two months you'd think they'd at least try to get along.