Taking Spring 2023 Chick Orders
Oh, the fun we've had this past summer hatching and raising our first Polish poultry! What a unique and beautiful chicken. The Polish breed is currently on the watch list of the Livestock Conservancy. I've found them to be a hardy bird, tolerant of heat and cold. They do require extra attention paid to the crest as it does block their view. If you move them to a new pen or introduce them to new poultry, it is suggested to keep the crest trimmed so that they can see. Predators can easily sneak up on the Polish due to the large crest and they're also easily surprised when you walk into the coop.
Did you know that the Polish chicken has nothing to do with Poland. The name "Polled" is refiring to the crest on the head. The Polish are very docile, friendly birds. Even the roosters are well tempered and easy to work with. The hens lay a medium sized white egg. The Polish are a petite bird with hens weighing around 3 pounds.
Pullets ordered now will ship spring or summer of 2023. We fill orders in order of payment received.
If you're looking for that perfect companion chicken or pet, this is it! We're raising these birds simply for the joy of having the Polish. We're not claiming we have show quality birds however they're quite captivating. We're keeping 2 separate pens; one pen has White Crested Chocolate Cuckoo and Khaki Cuckoo together. The other Pen has White Crested Cuckoo and White Crested Black Polish. When you place a chick order you will get a mix of colors that come from these 2 pens of breeders. We will not fill orders at this time on particular colors of chicks. When placing a pullet order we will be choosing the color of the pullet for you so that we can concentrate on the sex of the bird and not the color of the bird. All of the colors are absolutely beautiful. At this time, we aren't exactly sure of the colors that we will be hatching do to how the pens are set up color wise and the fact that this is a new endeavor.
Pullets are shipped out around 7 weeks of age. We can fit 4 pullets in a box during the cooler months, however you can order as few as 1. Keep in mind that the hatching and growing process takes time, so please be patient while we do our work and remember we're working with animals. We ship in order of payment received. We text the day the pullets ship out and we can work around your blackout dates.
Included in the shipping cost is a box required by the Post Office along with the express mail fee.
14025 County Road 975 E McLeansboro IL 62859
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