White Crested Black Polish advice

Hobbley_Farm

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
572
2
141
Pilot Mountain, NC
So I have three Polish. They are just the most darling things. But trying to get them to come to me is impossible. I try treats, bugs, just anything. The other chickens will come if they see me tossing something out. these always act surprised then run off tweeting. They always seem to be clueless. I can catch them and hold them, but it would be nice to be able to sit down and have them come to me for treats. Boy are they ditzy!
 

Redfeathers

Songster
12 Years
Oct 11, 2007
2,071
34
191
Gervais OR
I have a couple of them and they are very tame and friendly, but it took some time to get them to trust me. I used corn on the cob and put them on my lap while they ate it...plus trimming the feathers around their eyes gave them added confidence. Now they are just as happy to see me as the other girls are. I think the main thing is trimming the eye feathers, they just seem to do so much better when they can see.
 

BayCityBabe

Songster
11 Years
May 1, 2008
897
5
159
My Polish are just as you described. I think they have their own disposition, not so people oriented. My silver spangled Hamburgs are pretty much ferel, so the Polish aren't so bad.
 

Hobbley_Farm

Songster
11 Years
Sep 9, 2008
572
2
141
Pilot Mountain, NC
the breeder did say that a lot of owners trim the feathers around the face. But he didn't explain how. How would I do this without making them look horrible?
 

BJ_BOBBI_JO

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 10, 2007
68
0
29
North East Indiana
This morning at the Wolf Lake, Indiana swapmeet I got just 1 white crested black polish that is a female, or so we think.

If I had known what mild mannered great pet chickens they were I would have gotten more! She perches on my hand and stays there or she sometimes lays in my lap and takes a nap. Soooo neat!

I have a few questions about them:


-what kind of egg layers are they? (like do they lay about 1 time a week or what?)

-about how big is their eggs? (compare it to something)

-how well do they do in the northern winters? In winter time mine will have a house for just it and my other 3 bantams with heat lamps.
 

PolishPrincess

Hatching
6 Years
Jan 29, 2013
1
0
6
They're decent layers, I think. Mine lay one a day like any others, they're smaller than average but not too small (I don't know what to compare them to.) Mine have been doing rather well lately and it's been really cold. I just put them in show cages in my chicken coop with some heat lights on them.
 

aoccl

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 7, 2012
80
6
31
You can trim the feathers from the ground up so to speak around the head so their eyes are not covered. I cut all the feathers off their head when breeding season starts and molt them out before the show season.
 

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