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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gotchickenbawks, Feb 26, 2016.
Just wanted to know how long chickens live from peoples experience. Post pics!
on average about 10 years but some live to be way older and then others may get sick and only live 4-5 years.
My oldest chicken was almost 15 years old. She was also my first chicken! She died a couple years ago.
More commonly, my birds live about 7 or so years, sometimes a bit less or a bit more.
13 12 and 8
The oldest I have now are 5.
I lost one hen at 3 years old (ovarian cancer I believe) and two others were 4 when they died.
I believe genetics have a lot to do with how old they live too. It seems that certain hatchery breeds weren't made to live passed a certain age. Like Production Reds and those sorts of breeds.
I hope to have a chicken live as old as @Chickerdoodle13 bird managed to. 15 years is quite the milestone for a chicken.
What was her aging secret?
(My hens want to know...)
I have a coming 9 year old RIR and BO. I thought they were old! Im impressed with these teenagers.
I have lost several birds around 5-6, so I thought that that might be a typical turning point for chickens?
Our hens seem to average out at 15/16 years old.
Buffs, Australorps, Silkies.
The ones that didn't live very were the Cornish crosses, they died at 4 years old, which I stikl understand is old for that particular breed.
Ours was 6 or 7