Polish chickens are a special breed of chicken, originating from the Netherlands (despite their name.) Their most noticeable feature is the crest, sitting atop their heads. They are said to be tame and sweet, however are often afraid of sudden movements since their crest limits their vision.
On average, Polish lay about 2-3 times a week, however each bird varies. Meat production and egg production are unreliable in most cases; however some Polish have been known to lay 4 times a week.
Currently, the recognized varieties are:
Black Crested White
White Crested Black
Bearded & Non BeardedEdit
Most Polish are friendly, quiet, and out of the fray. They are easier to bond with than other breeds, however their crest is a significant disadvantage because they cannot see very well, although some people report they get along just fine . They are very docile, but this often leaves them at the bottom of the pecking order. When adding these to the flock it is important to watch them, as skull damage may occur if the other birds peck at the crest too much. Roosters are rarely the leaders if others are present, regardless of age.