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Large White Crested Polish Chicken

Lovely, Large Poland Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Large Poland

Large Poland Chickens or Polish as they are also known are one of the friendliest chicken breeds we have known. They are fantastic pets especially for children as they like being handled, they enjoy human company and are perfect for back garden and smaller set ups. They come in the regular large hen size and a bantam size, although they are a large hen they won’t get much taller than 30cm they have stunning white crested pom-poms and long elegant legs, they can fly, but are not a wondering breed.

Good With Most

This breed will be suited with most other breeds, however, some delicate breeds are not compatible with Hybrids or more aggressive breeds. Check the full breed guide for more information.

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Make Great Pets

This breed make wonderful pets for both adults and children, they will have a docile nature and will be easy to handle once they get to know you, they will enjoy human interaction and company.

50-100 Small/Medium White PA

This breed will lay up to 100 small to medium white coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being overly broody.

More About Large Polands

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Large Polish are such a wonderful breed, they are very friendly and love people, they are completely wacky (in a good way) and have heaps of character. They like being handled which makes them ideal for children as pets, they are very inquisitive and will follow you around the garden and offer companionship, if you let them, they will be more than happy sat watching TV with you on the sofa! They have giant floofy pom-poms which can make their vision a little impaired if you don’t trim them, sometimes this can lead them to be jumpy if they suddenly catch sight of you from their peripheral vision, trimming the front of their crest feathers is recommended. They are one of our favourite breeds here at Pipinchick.


Large Polish are not for the free roaming set up, they will need a run close to your property and don’t actually like or need a large area to range, they tend to get lost in a bigger space and become easy fodder for a sneaky predator. They prefer company so like to be around you and if put out into a large field they will become overwhelmed which can lead them to become depressed. They need perches as they can fly and they like to roost and be up high, they are not a wondering breed though so no real need to clip their wings, once they are established, they won’t go far. They will follow you around your garden, sit on your shoulder and generally be into everything you are trying to do. These birds are not suitable to be mixed with aggressive bantams or hybrids and they prefer to be in breed pairs. They can manage a ladder or a ramp up to their house and do like to roost at night, but some may not if housed with flightless birds, they may just snuggle in with them at night.


The true origin of this breed is actually a little muddled, known in the U.K. as the Poland or Polish, it is one of the oldest pure breed chickens in Europe and recorded back as early as the 16th century.
They received classification at the first poultry show in London in 1845 at this time they were available in only four colours, now available in lots of colours including black, splash, blue, red, khaki, white and many more.

Polish hens will lay up to 100 small white eggs a year and they start laying at around 8-10 months old, they are generally classed as a non-sitting bird, but they can occasionally become broody. They have an average life expectancy of 6-8 years.

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