How long do chickens live for?(what the oldest chicken you've had?)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kristian, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Kristian

    Kristian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how long do chickens live for? Becouse I herd that chickens only live for less than 5 years is this true?
     
  2. monathequeen

    monathequeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about right........or seven if healthy.
     
  3. Kristian

    Kristian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks! Thats still pritty short though
     
  4. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silver Laced Polish was born February 22, 1995 and died September 25, 2008. About 13 years and seven months. Still miss her.[​IMG]

    White Crested Black Polish hen born June 16, 1983 and died March 16, 1996. Almost 13.
     
  5. Kristian

    Kristian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thats pritty old from what I heer. My B-day is sep24. It seems that they were really healthy chickens to live for so long!
     
  6. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Buff Orpington, a Black Wyandote and a GLW rooster that are all 10 years old this year. They seem to be in perfect health. Of course they are all spoiled beyond belief...LOL
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If protected from predators a chicken will live 8-10 years or more. Some have lived 15. They will only lay well for about 4 though which makes a chicken's usual lifespan 5 years or less.
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest chicken is 4 years old. She does not seem a day over 5 months.[​IMG]
     
  9. Kristian

    Kristian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lmao cant wait untill my babies start to be able to reproduce.
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  10. Kristian

    Kristian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for that valued information
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