Elderly Chickens are the best, are they not?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ellie97, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. ellie97

    ellie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have this ANCIENT Americana, Maggie, that is just the sweetest, oldest chicken ever. She stopped laying long, long ago. She is 12 or 13 and her walk is just comical. She kind of hobbles around-I think she needs chicken hip replacements. She's been like this for years and just keeps on going! Anyway, I just wanted to share her picture and hopefully see some of ya'll's senior citizens as well!
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  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    How LUCKY for you that Maggie has been with you so long! I am hopeing that I can boast to having elderly chickens in the future, my oldest one so far is ONLY 5 years old ;) :love
     
  3. ellie97

    ellie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww. I have a bunch that are about that age range. Maggie remains from our original, very first order of chicks!
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    My flock started in 2010 so my oldest is actually 4 from my original flock and my elderly Serama roo Emmitt was gifted to me and he is the one that is 5 possibly 6 years old..

    He has mellowed out to a wonderful & fair patriarch and has let my younger serama roo Fritz take over the reins of "doing the deed" with the hens. ;) And the two live together, sometimes sleeping side by side at nite.

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    p.s. He is the sorriest looking serama I have ever seen BUT he is such a good boy!

    this is what a serama roo should look like......
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  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How cool is it to keep a chicken that long? I love the old timers, too!
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow, Maggie sure is a senior citizen, isn't she? She's a gorgeous girl. [​IMG] You've been blessed to have her as long as you have. Enjoy her. Froggiesheins birds are beautiful also. Thanks for posting them for us to see! [​IMG]
     

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