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How Old is your Oldest Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aoxa, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I often get asked how long a chicken lives.. I haven't been doing this long enough to have a bird any older than 5.

    How old is your oldest chicken, and what breed is it?:)

  2. gretamae

    gretamae Chirping

    Jan 19, 2011
    Ann Arbor
    I have a barred rock who was passed down to me from an aunt. I don't know how old she is exactly, but she's at least 8, I'm guessing 9 or 10. Her poor feet are all swollen, but she's still the bossiest bird in the flock. Mean old Lulu....
  3. foulplay

    foulplay Chirping

    white leghorn five years old and just stopped laying the other week. All the other birds lay brown eggs so it was easy to see when she stopped laying.
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing


    The oldest hen usually is the bossiest. At least in my flock it is. :)

    My 5 year old is still laying when she's not brooding. I bet it's because she is so frequently broody. She's saving her eggs :D
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    This is the whole reason I started this thread. I didn't know chickens could live to the ripe age of 12!
  6. foulplay

    foulplay Chirping

    Quote: Mine used to be the biggest and bossiest but not anymore. But she is still is the nicest looking.
  7. My oldest is 4.5 weeks old [​IMG]

  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    I have one 9 year old black sex link and a bantam pekin that is 8. I know the 8 year old still lays but not sure about the other.
  9. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    This makes me happy. My leghorn just turned 3 and she is such a good layer. I don't want her to stop - but, maybe I still have some time.
  10. Nike

    Nike Young&Beautiful

    Jul 8, 2012
    My Coop
    My red sex-link is 3-4!

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