Chicken years

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  1. Gaelio

    Gaelio In the Brooder

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    ok, they say that every dog year is equal to 7 human years. Is there such a thing as a 'chicken year'?
    I'm asking because my favorite, cuddly, cochin banty named Margie is at least 6 years old. She carries her age well. She looks great, but I'm getting worried.[​IMG]
     
  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I've been wondering that too [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I always think of it as 1 week in our time = 1 chicken year.
     
  4. Gaelio

    Gaelio In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Whoa! 52 weeks in a year x 6 years would make her 312 YEARS OLD!![​IMG]
     
  5. Skitz

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    Quote:yeah..I agree since they grow super fast!
     
  6. Magic Birdie

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    Quote:[​IMG] Oh great and old one, I bow down to you [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

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    Quote:When they are younger it makes more sense, a 6 week old chick is similar to a six year old child. Same as a layer starts laying at 18 weeks, she becomes an adult. Here in Manitoba you officially become an adult when you are 18 years old. And so on.
     
  8. Foristers

    Foristers Chirping

    An old Post but I was wondering myself. From what I have found, it varies a little bit by breed of chicken. I put this together based on Buff Orpingtons. This is based on experience, not some scientific formula that I developed.
    6 months of age = 12 years of humans age
    1 year = 18 years old
    1.5 years = 24 years old
    2 years = 30
    2.5 years = 35
    3 years = 40 years old
    more of less, after this multiply actual age by 10 and subtract 10. so a 6 year old chicken would be about 50 years old. (6 x 10 = 60, 60-10 = 50)

    A 13 year old chicken, though rare, is possible and would be about as possible and rare as a 120 year old human.
     
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