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How long do chickens live?

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

  1. ab2401

    ab2401 In the Brooder

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    Jun 1, 2008
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    Title asks it all
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

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    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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