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GardeningEggGardeningEgg Posts: 5
edited May 2018 in Problem solving

Can anyone help with identifying this breed of hen? It’s my allotment neighbours and we aren’t sure what type she is ! 

Thank you ! 


  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    edited May 2018
    A very pretty little Phoenix hen.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,946
    Isn't she gorgeous  :D

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FireFire Posts: 18,084
    Do hens get ticks if they have a free range?
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Yes, they are a beautiful breed.
    The males have gorgeous 3ft long tails.
    This hen is a Golden Phoenix - they come in a wide variety of colours.
    We used to have some Black Breasted Red Phoenix.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,074
    Fire said:
    Do hens get ticks if they have a free range?
    In all the time I bred chickens, ducks and geese, I never had any with ticks, they did get mites occasionally I used a powder that I got from the equine centre. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire Posts: 18,084
    Just wondering...
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    I have never seen a tic on any of my birds, I suspect they are good at picking them off and eating them if/when they do pick them up.

  • Thanks for your help everyone ! Yes she is a lovely neighbour to have  :)
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    @Fire - I have heard of ticks on poultry, but only usually on sick birds.
    I have never personally had ticks on mine, only ever red mites.
    I know that in tropical countries domestic fowl can be prone to tick infestation - but then as we're not in the tropics, I guess that's largely irrelevant.  :wink:
  • FireFire Posts: 18,084
    Very interesting. Thanks
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