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Information for the Silver Phoenix.

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by JonBoyWhat, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. JonBoyWhat

    JonBoyWhat In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Plant City Florida
    I just need help on making sure I am doing my best on taking care of my birds. I got 17 Silver Phoenix chickens 9 roos 8 hens. I have searched all over the internet to find useful information can anyone help?

  2. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    Well silver pheonix are chickens ,not ornamental fowl ,so your best best is in one of the chicken sub-forums. [​IMG]

    Just treat them like a leghorn ,if it helps
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA

    Yep you are in the wrong section.
    Go to the breeds/genetic/showing section. At the top of that page there is a sticky section, click that and then click the phoenix thread in it. I'm part of a very long thread just for longtail breeds there. Should be able to get you all the info you need.

    In short, there is no difference in care for them over any other chicken. Only difference is feather care. If you want the best longest tails, honestly you cant breed them. The hens in the pen will step on their tails and break them.

    BUT this doesnt mean you cant, they just wont have as long of a tail as solitary males. A deep hay bed, and fully covered pen is a must. Any rain resulting in muddy pens will also damage the tails and cause them to break. Also, it is best to use elevated and covered waterers so they dont drag their tails into the water. Milk jugs and stuff like that attached to a post work really well.

    But as for diet, laying, brooding, all that, they are exactly the same as any other breed, just with a long tail
  4. JonBoyWhat

    JonBoyWhat In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Plant City Florida
    thank you.

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