How Long do chickens live?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rileysixchix, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Rileysixchix

    Rileysixchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read numerous different responses online and was just wondering how long would pet ameraucana egg layers that free range for an average hour daily with good variety of food and nutrients live? Thanks!
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    What kind of climate do you live in? Where I live the winters are very cold so a hen might not live as long as one in a warmer climate.
     
  3. Rileysixchix

    Rileysixchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eastern PA so we get hot summers and very cold winters, the coop has ventilation and windows open in the summertime to stay cool and in the winter they have a heat lamp and tons of extra hay to snuggle into if they arent roosting.
     
  4. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd guess they'll die at about 8 years old--but stop laying a lot sooner.

    HH Turner
     
  5. Bunnieluvr

    Bunnieluvr New Egg

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    Is 8 years average for all breeds?
    And when do they stop laying?
    I live in New England, and my chickens free range from the time the wake up to the time they put themselves to bed.
    I also provide layer pellets (and treats:rolleyes:).
     
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me it depends on their attitude LOL.
     
  7. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

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    I have hens that are over 6 years old and lay an egg OCCASSIONALLY. Still look fine and act fine. We get hot summers (90's) and cold winters (-10+). No heat in coop either, or ac [​IMG]
     
  8. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o hav americanas too. and ive heard they can live to be ovr 20! but they stop laying in 2-4 years.


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