Age range for chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eddie Hammer, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Eddie Hammer

    Eddie Hammer Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the age range for gamefowl. People have told me 10 to 15 years. What's the oldest anyone has had a rooster or hen.
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The average chicken probably lives 8 or 9 years.When kept in good condition they can live in up in the mid teens.
     
  3. Eddie Hammer

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    Well then I have many years remaining with my rooster.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Roosters that are fed layer feed do have a shorter life expectancy...
    The excess calcium will eventually kill them.
     

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