The elegant Polish chicken

Polish chickens are versatile and adapt well to different living conditions. They feel at home in both large and small gardens. In addition, they are good layers of medium-sized, white eggs.


Origin of Polish chickens

The Polish chicken, also known as Padovana, is a special ornamental chicken breed with a rich history. This breed is originally from Italy, specifically from the region around the city of Padua. The Polish chicken has been appreciated for centuries for its unique appearance and charming personality.

Striking appearance

The most distinctive feature of the Polish chicken is their large, lush crest. This crest, consisting of a dense bunch of feathers on their head, gives them a majestic appearance. The feathers come in a variety of colors, including gold, silver, black, and white, making them a varied and colorful breed.

Polish chickens have a slender and elegant body. They are medium-sized and their posture exudes pride. Their smooth, glossy feathers and striking crest make them one of the most elegant ornamental breeds of chickens.

Health and care

Although Polish chickens are generally robust and healthy, their crest requires extra attention. The crest must be kept clean and dry to prevent infections. Furthermore, they are resistant to different weather conditions and have a strong constitution. At De Meidoornhoeve, our Polish chickens receive the best care and nutrition to ensure their health and vitality.

Origin and development

Polish chickens were bred in northern Italy as early as the 16th century. They are descendants of ancient European breeds and are named after the city of Polish, where they were first developed. Thanks to their distinctive crest and graceful appearance, they quickly became popular not only in Italy but also in other parts of Europe.

Friendly character

Polish chickens are known for their friendly and curious nature. They are social and love to scavenge and explore their surroundings. Their calm and tame nature makes them suitable for chicken keepers of all levels, from beginners to experienced breeders.

Polish chickens at De Meidoornhoeve

At De Meidoornhoeve, we are proud of our Polish chickens. Our animals are kept in excellent condition and receive the best care. This ensures that they maintain their unique appearance and friendly nature. Visit us to admire these special chickens up close and learn more about them.