So are you going to replace the birds lost to the fox?Good morning from Oklahoma City! I haven't been to a poultry auction for many years and miss the fun of visiting with everyone from BYC. (I don't miss the time and expense of feeding all my new acquisitions that I bought because the "price was right " and I was enjoying the bidding) I still have chickens for eggs, but my runner ducks and free-ranging chickens recently became the victim of a fox.
well i think genetics has something to do with it, breeder vs hatchery, both she and her roo are that age, but most of mine go to about 7 years, so they are really unusual for me, but i have a friend who has a 14 year old. So i really am not sure if they are just longer lived. Silkies are a favorite lol But my brahmas are long lived, pretty healthy too