I have a rooster that is coming up on being 5 years old now, and a hen that is going to be 4. I was wondering if any of you have a chicken in your coop that is turning a senior citizen as well, or what the oldest chicken you have, and had in the past. I am also curious to know if anyone knows the life expectancy of a chicken is. And then a last question of how a chicken is when they hit "menopause" and stop laying egg all together. Last summer my hen would lay a egg but it was like two or three eggs a week. I know lots of questions but I never had a chicken that is old before, as we used to butcher them out as they got older. Now my duaghter has taken over the chickens and they are now her pets, and are off the menu.