My 13 year old White leghorn

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NatJ

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Is it safe for a very old grandma chicken like my 14 year old white leghorn to stay in the cold?
2007 from a hatchery who i orderd from. its good al mcmurray the oldest hathchery and first ive been using
Just do whatever you did last year and the year before. It obviously worked.

If you've had that hen for her whole life, then you have more experience with old chickens than most of the people on this forum. Certainly more than me :)

in the wild they would eat there own eggs.
I don't think so.
Wild birds lay eggs, then sit on eggs, then baby birds hatch out of eggs. I've never heard of any kind of wild bird that eats its own eggs, and I've only heard of a few that eat eggs from other kinds of birds.
So if wild chickens are like any other kind of wild bird, they would NOT eat their own eggs.
 
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Just do whatever you did last year and the year before. It obviously worked.

If you've had that hen for her whole life, then you have more experience with old chickens than most of the people on this forum. Certainly more than me :)



I don't think so.
Wild birds lay eggs, then sit on eggs, then baby birds hatch out of eggs. I've never heard of any kind of wild bird that eats its own eggs, and I've only heard of a few that eat eggs from other kinds of birds.
So if wild chickens are like any other kind of wild bird, they would NOT eat their own eggs.
yes they would
watch this the first half of also if your my curios you can do more research by urself. i know its werid to believe buts its true :)
 
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But really, OP's just asking for advice, why do we need to know for sure how old the chicken is? And she could very well be that old, but even if she wasn't, what's the harm in still giving advice?
she makes everyone think im lying ): when im not she dose not even know me and makes asumption. shes kinda bully
 

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in the wild they would eat there own eggs.
if your my curios you can do more research by urself. i know its werid to believe buts its true :)
I've done research before, but I just went and checked it.
"Wild chickens" would be Red Junglefowl, scientific name Gallus gallus, that all of our domestic chickens are descended from.
They eat a wide variety of plants, insects, small animals, and similar stuff.
I looked several places, and NONE mentioned eating eggs at all.

Sites I looked at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_junglefowl
http://animalia.bio/red-junglefowl
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Gallus_gallus/
https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_541_2004-12-24.html

As a practical matter, making the egg takes more nutrients than the chicken can get by eating the egg. So it would be stupid for a chicken produce eggs, and then eat those eggs. Much more sensible to just not make eggs at all. (Which is what red junglefowl and other wild birds really do: no eggs except when it's time to raise babies.)
 
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