Ringneck lifespan?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What is the average lifespan of a "standard" size ringneck? yesterday I had a 3 year old drop dead for no reason that I could see.

    Steve
     
  2. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that they have an average life of 2 years.
     
  3. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    we've always had them in freezer camp before 2 years [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    2 years? That's it?

    How do they stay alive in the wild?
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have some that are 4 or 5 and one that I'm not sure how old he is because the people who owned him before had him for quite a while, and that was a few years ago. [​IMG]. I know in the wild they don't live long, but in captivity they should live a good while.
     
  6. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In one of my game bird books it said 2 years on average regardless of being wild or captive. I've had some live longer and some live around that old, but most are released before then.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    2 years only average, gee, I guess mine are all elderly then, [​IMG]. My 4 year old hen is still a laying machine...... perhaps they know I'm not going to eat them so they are less stressed, there fore live longer..... [​IMG]
     
  8. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard it was just with the roosters but idk.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    interesting, thanks guys! Seems like the smaller birds like quail do have shorter lives. I guess it's a good idea I hatched extras this year.

    Steve
     

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