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post #11 of 14

Hello I read somewhere on a post that chickens rarely die of old age, I am not sure curious to read what others say. My girls are almost 3 years of age.

Two BO, one SLW, one EE, two NH, one Dom one big white orpington roo   -three laboradors, two beautiful, active boys (human type) 4 bovan browns

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Two BO, one SLW, one EE, two NH, one Dom one big white orpington roo   -three laboradors, two beautiful, active boys (human type) 4 bovan browns

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post #12 of 14
Hello I have had two chickens die on me this year all are around 3-4 yrs old. The first one was molting and became really skinny and died. The last recent one was a fat Dominique that was really healthy and when I went up in the afternoon it was laying their dead by the trough
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any suggestions why this could happen?
post #14 of 14
My 10 year old rooster died last May 1st, exactly 10 years to the day he was born. He always defended himself throughout his life to be the top dog that he deserved. When he was 9 he took on another rooster that had grown into manhood. I didn't know they were sparring out in the cold rain until hours later. My poor old rooster got beat by the younger boy. After that he just kind of gave up and let the younger roosters step ahead of him in ranking. He started to become slower and depressed, but still had his pride knowing he was the king at one time. The last days he sat mostly, ate a little, and stopped the proud crow I had heard for a decade. I held him in my arms and told him it was ok to go. I left him in a peaceful spot where he wouldn't be disturbed and he died within an hour. He made my life a joy. He's buried in a special spot under our prettiest tree.

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