Forum home Problem solving

Hen Identification Help

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 Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,348
    Isn't she gorgeous  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    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 DevonPosts: 21,100
    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 North LondonPosts: 17,116
    Just wondering...
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,549
    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 North LondonPosts: 17,116
    Very interesting. Thanks
Sign In or Register to comment.