life span question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by angelz_love, May 8, 2007.

  1. angelz_love

    angelz_love In the Brooder

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    I was wondering, how long do chickens live? My dad had chickens as a cild but they were used for food:(, mine are my pets but wondering how long i'll have them
     
  2. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

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  3. M.J

    M.J Songster

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    chickens with not threats of disease or predator can live up to fifteen years and more. my one rooster who was one that started it all for me is now thirteen years old and still going and looks great with his herim of girls:yiipchick
     

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