rooster longevity

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tomorton, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. tomorton

    tomorton Out Of The Brooder

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    I've noticed my roosters tend to be shortlived compared to the hens (everyone here dies of old age)...is this normal? And no..the roos aren't getting clobbered with shovels..they are dieing all on their own [​IMG]
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    That is weird... I just read a gardening article where the author photoed her 15 year old rooster. My mother's neighbor has a 12 year old roo... and I heard if let be both hens and roos can live well into their teens! [​IMG]
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To a certain extent age depends on the breed. Of course, this is with all else being equal (good management, good feed, etc.).

    Games typically are some of the longest lived fowl. saladin
     

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