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