How old can chickens get?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by westernmainecoop, May 27, 2010.

  1. westernmainecoop

    westernmainecoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw an ad in local swap or sell for geriatric chickens. I understand they will stop laying as frequently after a while. But it raises the question, what is old for a chicken?
     
  2. SB Austex

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    I was talking to a local organic farmer recently who has what looks to be about a hundred hens. She does not cull, and has one that is 15 years old and a small handful in the 10-15 range.
     
  3. westernmainecoop

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    That is impressive! Chickens are great.[​IMG]
     

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