I have saw questions about a chicken lifespan,people think they can live up to maybe only 3 years,yeah,no. A chicken can live to ve 12 or 13 years,depending on its care and environment. They normally almost stop laying at 3 or 4.This also depends on breed. Egg laying. They don't necessarily stop laying.They just don't choose to at elderly age,which is 4 and older.