# Chicken years

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Gaelio, Aug 18, 2011.

1. ### GaelioIn 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.

2. ### SkitzSkitz15k

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I've been wondering that too

Dec 2, 2009
I always think of it as 1 week in our time = 1 chicken year.

4. ### GaelioIn the Brooder

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Whoa! 52 weeks in a year x 6 years would make her 312 YEARS OLD!!

5. ### SkitzSkitz15k

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

6. ### Magic BirdieCrowing

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Quote: Oh great and old one, I bow down to you

Dec 2, 2009
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. ### ForistersChirping

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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