Are Phoenix Chickens Friendly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Quails1, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Quails1

    Quails1 Songster

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    As the title says, are phoenix breeds of chickens loving/affectionate? I currently have one, and she's almost 2 months since this thread was posted, and I haven't snapped any recent photos yet.
    She is about 5 weeks old in the photo below:
    Phoenix Chick (5-week, portrait).JPG
    I've spent plenty of time with her when my chick was a few days old from a hatchery. She'll follow me around, though not a lot. When she's older, I moved her outside. My pullet didn't really want me touching her, and gets nervous when I hold her. Is there any determining factor affecting my chicken's kinship? Could it be the breed? How I raised my chicken? I've heard that phoenixes aren't that friendly of a chicken, though, I'm in heavy doubt.

    Thanks in advance! I appreciate your help.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

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    Even my "friendly" birds want to be handled on THEIR terms and not on mine. But each IS an individual... regardless of breed. Yes, I think breed does have some impact.

    That babe looks like it could use some parasite treatment, according to the feather condition in that photo.

    What a cutie! :love
     
  3. varidgerunner

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    I would rate the hatchery Phoenix I had as pretty flighty. Highly reactive birds, and not really affectionate either. Could have passed for long tailed leghorns if they laid more eggs.
     
  4. Quails1

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    Well, thank you for the advice! Also, do Bantam breeds tend to be friendlier than most other chicken breeds (including the phoenix)?
     

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