Polish chickens are a crested breed of chickens. Despite their name the breed is not from Poland, its name coming from the crests on the feathered caps traditionally worn by Polish soldiers. Credit for development of the breed is often given to Dutch breeders who refined the breed in the 1700s. Polish came to North America in the 1830s. By 1850 they were widespread and commonly used for egg production. With the development of the Leghorn breed from the 1850-90s, polish lost favour as egg layers and were bred primarily for exhibition. They were recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874.
Duckopolis breeds Polish Chickens in the following varieties:
Black, Buff Laced, Gold Laced, Silver Laced, White Crested Black, and White
Polish chickens are sold as day old chicks or juvenile/mature chickens.
Chicks are sold straight run (unsexed). The minimum order for polish chicks being shipped is 8, this number can be made by combining any breeds of chicks or guinea keets.
Hatch dates are on Tuesdays. Chicks ordered for pickup can be picked up between the Wednesday to Saturday following the hatch. We are not able to allow pickups on the actual hatch date. You will be emailed prior to the hatch to schedule a pickup appointment. An appointment must be made to ensure we will be available to help you.
Pre-orders for hatch dates will begin on the Wednesday 3 weeks prior to the hatch. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.
THE FIRST HATCH DATE FOR 2022 WILL BE APRIL 5TH. SUBSEQUENT HATCHES WILL BE EVERY TUESDAY.
Juvenile and mature poultry are posted for sale once they are ready to go, whether by pickup or to be shipped. After an order is received we will contact you within 1-2 business days to make arrangements for pickup or a ship date.
Juvenile and mature poultry are available on a first ordered basis. Please sign up to our email list (sign up form is at the bottom of the page) if you want to receive emails with updates on availability.