Out of all my chickens, my Polish hens have become a great favorite. I like a mixed flock and it's time to order chicks again, but I don't want my Polish hens picked on. (Had that problem with some Marans and some Black Stars pulling out their head feathers -- bullies are now GONE!) I'm ordering more Polish for sure, but need advice from Polish owners on other breeds that are likely to get along with them. CURRENT FLOCK - I have some Easter Eggers and a couple of Cochins that don't appear to give my Polish gals any trouble. I also have a Silver-laced Wyandotte roo who has been really wonderful at actively caring for the flock --- and he produced chicks with a Silver-laced Polish! (Yup, she went broody and was a great mom!) They've all been together about two years, so hopefully no future problems either. I'm looking at adding some Faverolles (I hear they're as docile as they are cute), and my hubs is very keen on trying out blue-laced Wyandottes (because we're so impressed with Earl), but I'm open to suggestions and advice. A neighbor suggested bantams like Silkies and d'Uccles -- I like them too. PS - Don't care about egg production - we always get more than enough. Breeds DO have to be able to handle hot summers. Thanks! ADDED JAN 4 --- I forgot to mention that the chickens have the run of an extremely large well-fenced yard, with grass and trees, plus places to dust bath. The coop is big too (see my avatar). So everyone has lots of room. Winters are usually mild here --- except THIS year where the flock is voluntarily spending more time in their coop (door is always open, though).