do most laying hens die on thier own?

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

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Songster

    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 Crowing

    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 Songster

    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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