Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peeps7, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I got 8 phoenix eggs today and went ahead and put them in the bator. My question is are they skittish or with handling alot when they are babies make them friendly?
  2. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    Phoenix are definetlly a wily breed. I have worked with them for years. I have 1 chick right now, It's my showmanship challenge. I handle her for 2-3 hours a day. While I'm doing homework, surfing on line, etc. I've gotten her pretty tame, she nuzzles up to me now, but if you don't handle them a lot, you're going to have a lot of wild birds on your hands.
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I disagree. We have silver phoenix and they're very tame and quiet - with minimal handling. Just a good natured bird.

    Ask Speckledhen - she had a Barred Rock/S Phoenix pullet from my eggs (and gave her to me, Raven is a sweet sweet girl and a GREAT egg layer). Just great little personalities.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I adored my Phoenix/Barred Rock cross girl! Raven was an angel of a chick and has turned out to be a great little layer, as Kate said. Quite beautiful, too. I would have kept her, but I gave her to Kate and her DH for his birthday since the Phoenix were his special breeds.
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    That is great!!! I get to candle on Friday and hopefully ( [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ) I will have some nice little veins floating around. I also have 4 of my own eggs in with them and I hope they do good too. (Speckledhen, my humidity is about 40% right now, is that good?)
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That humidity is perfect, peeps! Crossing fingers for a great hatch for you!
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    When it comes to agressive breeds of chicken I would not include phoenix in that for the most part. But having said that I have to admit I have seen a few breeding lines that are flighty and high strung. Much like dogs ... look at the ancestry and what birds you breed together. The characteristic can be bred in or out.
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    The only thing aggressive about my phoenix is if you don't give her a mealworm everytime you go out to the house.LOL. If I am busy candling eggs or setting eggs or cleaning, etc... she will fly over and sit on my shoulder or on my leg if I am sitting down like "hey, do you not see me?!?!" I have about 30 golden phoenix chickens and chicks and they are definatley very cool birds. Our rooster Elvis (my 2 year old named him, please don't laugh) will let my 2 year old tote him around til they are both sweaty and stinky.
  9. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    Quote:WHere did you get your eggs from? I hatched out 5 last week and have another order of eggs coming...they are just georgous when they are little. Did you get gold or silver?
  10. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Got them from Fdnick.

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