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Eight is very old for a chicken correct?

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Eight is very old for a chicken correct? Because today at dusk I realized I had not seen my sizzle hen since yesterday and when I tracked her down I found her stone cold :(

 

She seemed perfectly fine yesterday. Upon inspection I found her nose, mouth and eyes were clean, there was some food in her craw, I found no injury, and there is no way a predator was in their huge covered run.

 

She was 8 years and 42 days old, born on my 22nd Birthday.

 

Eight is super old for a hen correct? And she very likely just died of old age correct? I have yet to have a hen die of old age, do they just go suddenly without "acting" old?

 

(my oldest hen is 13 by the way)


Edited by BeastyBird - 5/5/16 at 8:08pm
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You and I live in Parallel Universe.    I just lost my  Japanese Bantam  Yesterday. She was about 8 years or so. My oldest current chicken is 10 years at Easter.  and an EE.    and My longest living chicken lived 13 years.  A Silver Sebrite .

To answer your question, do they just die instantly?   It varies just like with other living things.   The latest one for me showed signs of going to other side for a couple days, and then went.  That is the SAD part.  Others just were found  in the morning in coop.

Here is a pix of Efiteris....

Here is a pix of Delilah.   She is blind since July 2015  after dog attack.:(


If you go to my profile page on the large picture you can see my Silver Sebrite  upper center.

 

I only keep chickens as pets.  Do eat the eggs.

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