Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkie-mom, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. silkie-mom

    silkie-mom Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2008
    South central Virginia
    Does anyone know what the natural lifespan of a silkie is? Mine are just pets. Is there a difference in lifespan between hens and roos?
  2. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    I will answer what little I know which is chickens can live past 10 if they are very lucky, but most don't. Six is considered very old and seems to be a regular geriatric max for most under ordinary conditions. That is all from tales I'm told, not personal experience. I have never had a silky, and know nothing about them, but I thought your question deserved a bump.

    Good luck

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