Male chicks will come leg banded for easy identification IF ordered with the same breed female. Remove leg band within 7 days.
Polish are a fun breed to add to any flock, and White Crested Black Polish Bantams are a big hit! Small birds with big personalities, hens are full-grown at about 26 ounces. These bantams have black feathers covering their body with a white crest of feathers on top of their head. Due to these head feathers, they may have limited vision and can sometimes be easy to startle. Despite that, they are a very tame breed and do very well as a pet for both their temperament and small size. Read more about the Polish Chicken on our Breed Spotlight over on the Meyer Hatchery Blog.
IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Meyer Hatchery offers started chickens in limited quantities for shipping or for pick up in Polk, Ohio. We recommend placing your order early in the season for the best selection. Don’t forget to bring a box or other container for transportation from the hatchery to their new home. Click here to read more about our retail store including hours and directions.
We can also ship started birds directly to your local post office. Meyer Hatchery will pack and ship the birds in an approved USPS shipping container, include a gel supplement to keep your birds hydrated in transit, and ship them express for overnight delivery to most locations.
Started chickens are approximately 16-20 weeks of age. They are fully vaccinated, beak trimmed, floor raised, and treated for intestinal worms.
Due to conditions beyond our control; such as feed, environment or lighting, we are unable to guarantee the production rate and/or start of production of these birds.