How long will they live?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ZMSNHCA, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. ZMSNHCA

    ZMSNHCA New Egg

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    I have 2 black broilers and a dark cornish. I've become quite fond of them and do not plan on processing them. How long can/do these meat birds live naturally?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Dark Cornish should live as long as any other chicken, so 3-5 years. I'm not sure about the black broilers. It is likely that they will succumb to heart problems before they reach a year of age due to their heavy weight.
     

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