How long do chickens live?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ab2401, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. ab2401

    ab2401 In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2008
    Woodstock, AL
    Title asks it all
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Cumming, Georgia
    i would like to know
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    I do believe (and I may be wrong) that it depends on breed and care. Heavier/meat type birds will live the least- like 1 to 2 years, and smaller/pet birds that are treated like pets live longer. Many years for most. I think I heard like 5-7 years is a good bet. Steph
  4. I have a buff orpington hen who is 10. But her 4 sisters died at younger ages so the average of that group is probably about 6. I have a white leghorn who is 7. So these are just some examples to let you know they can live quite a good long life.

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