Hi! Ive had chickens ever since I can remember. Not constantly as we moved a lot but for the most part all of the time. I have two hens in my little backyard town flock that are 6 years and 2 months old. The other 4 hens range in age from one year to 6 months. The two oldest hens are a Black Australorp and a Buff Orpington. The Buff (Kitchen Chicken) is still giving me 3-5 eggs a week. The Australorp (Bossy) hasnt laid a egg at all this year although she was laying occasionally last spring/summer. My three youngest hens, all Aracauna crosses, were hatched this last fall by Kitchen Chicken. Both of my old hens look great and keep the youngsters in line. Is it unusual for hens to be productive in their later years, or for that matter to even still be living? I always thought a 4 year old chicken was ancient. Lol! What is the average backyard chicken age? Will chickens lay eggs till they go to the big henhouse in the sky? Is Kitchen Chicken a Wonder Granny Hen?