So I have a young flock of layers, Cream Leg bars, Silver Dorkings, Bielfelders and Dark Brahmans, all 5 months old in November. I purchased some year and a half old birds from a neighbor farmer, as I wanted eggs now, and I bought 5 Freedom Rangers and 4 Blue Plymouths. The Freedom Rangers are laying some gorgeous and enormous eggs, and they are a nice bird. I do not eat my hens, and always let them live out their natural life, as they are great insect control and free range, chickens are a love of life for me, and a hobby. This is first time I have had Freedom Rangers, never even heard of them until Saturday. How long will they live if left alone and cared for well? They are really nicely tempered and cold hardy for this Vermont weather. Please no judge, I just do not slaughter my hens, and that is my one of my many quirks. Thanks if you know.