do most laying hens die on thier own?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dftkarin, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    We have 5 laying hens, 3 3 year and 2 2 year olds and I'm hoping they all live a few more years and die of old ahe or natural causes. What are other's experiences with when chickens die - do most die on their own or do most end up needing to be euthanized because they are sufferring?
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I think it depends on the elements, their feed, etc. My girlfriend has an 8 year old chicken..................two and three year old chickens are not old................
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Chickens can live to be 10 or older if they have no predator eat them.

    In my case - predators eat them so Its kind of like how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

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