How long will they live???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Iancurrannacearca, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Iancurrannacearca

    Iancurrannacearca Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently have 4 RIR and i would like to know how long will they live????
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the FAQ , maybe ten years.

    Between their first and second birthday is usually the best egg-laying year. It will taper off sometime after that.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I don't think too many chickens die of old age though. Even if not, you know, stewpotted. Between diseases and predators and Female Troubles, it is a kind of risky business being a chicken.

    Some people have like 15+ yr old hens, though.

    Pat
     

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