Thoughts on adding Polish to my flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happytrails16, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. happytrails16

    happytrails16 In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2017
    So I am thinking about adding 1 or 2 Polish pullets around the same age as what I currently have in my mixed flock(12 weeks). I currently have 1 Barred Rock rooster and the rest of my flock are girls; 2 Barred Rock, 1 Ameraucana, and 4 golden sex links. I've read that the Polish tend to get picked on, wondered if anyone has had any problems with that with the breeds I have? Any input is appreciated. Thank you!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I wouldn't with the breeds you currently have. I would never add just 1-2 either, or add them to chickens that haven't grown up with them or have seen them in the flock already. I also wouldn't add them to a smaller set up or for flocks that are confined always in a run.

    Polish are odd acting and skiddish birds prone to hysteria. They will often get their crests pecked by other birds if they can't get away, and it can be severe enough to kill them.

    They are a breed that needs special considerations, like silkies and most bantams breeds do too.
  3. Chevalia's feathered farm

    Chevalia's feathered farm Chirping

    Jun 9, 2017
    Polish are amazing chickens to get I love them, I have Americanas and Wyandottes that do well with polish, just has long as they have plenty of room to space themselves out they should be fine. My chickens never bossed my polish around but I haven't had your breed of chickens before. I say give it a shot if you really want them, maybe they will all be best friends? Who knows?

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