Lifespan

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by papapeepers, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. papapeepers

    papapeepers New Egg

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    How long can I expect my 2 chickens to live? Barring any sickness, diseases,predators,barbeques,spits, or cooking pots?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] I really have no idea. I am sure someone else does though.
     
  3. papapeepers

    papapeepers New Egg

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    Just wondering, ours are about 7 months old right now.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have co-worker that keeps his til they die and his usually are about 7 years. But at that point they barely lay.
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    I had a barred rock hen that was at least 10 years old before the fox got her. She didnt lay alot, but when she did her eggs were all wringled like a piece of paper balled up..........
     
  6. papapeepers

    papapeepers New Egg

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    funny thing is we have 2 roosters. we had hoped for at least one hen, but noooooo.....so, no eggs, just lotsa rooster poop, wake up call at 6 a.m.ish, These are the first chickens we have ever had. And seeing as we live in the city, if you would have told us 8 months ago that we would havechickens in Oct we would have laughed. Of course we didn't think we would have a hedgehog, a betta fish, a turtle, to go along with our 2 dogs, either.... :)
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    OOOOo I want a hedge hog!!!! Those things are so very cute!!!!
     
  8. papapeepers

    papapeepers New Egg

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    yes, I know, our daughter just had to have one!!!
     
  9. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been advised they live until 7-10 years.
     

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