White Pheonix good to eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by zowieyellowflame, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    I have a batch of white pheonix chicks and it looks like 2 or 3 are boys. They seem like a slender, small breed and I am wondering if we should grow them on for meat or just cull them now? I am trying to give them away but so far no success. They are only 2 months old.
  2. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    We ate a phoenix rooster that was about 6 months old and crowing. He was very very scrawny but tasty.
  3. uhuh555

    uhuh555 Songster

    Oct 18, 2009
    To bad we don't live near each other. We just lost our 10 year old white phoenix roo (Spanky) and would love to get another. Goldie (a golden phoenix roo) is 13 plus years old and going strong. He loves staying on top of the rabbit cages where he is feed and watered. He has not come off them in over 5 years now. Phoenix are such beautiful birds. Last year Goldie shed his 11 foot long tail and has started to grow a new one in January this year, it is now about 4 foot. The last few years his saddle feathers don't grow as long as they used to.

    When we raised them in large numbers we would eat the culls. As said above they do taste good, but kind of skinny and boney.
  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    ohhh man to pretty of a bird to eat, i would take them if i could get money for shipping. [​IMG]

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