signs of old age death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OkapisRule, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title explains it. I have a 5 year old chicken that seems perfectly healthy, but I would like to know when she is about to die of old age.[​IMG]
     
  2. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of her.
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  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    They can live a lot longer than five years! For instance, 16 year old Goldie is still laying eggs! Don't give up on your girl, yet. [​IMG]
     
  4. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know that she won't die soon. I was just wondering. She isn't laying eggs, though [​IMG]
     
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  5. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    The older they get their egg production slows down and sometimes just stops.Im sure she is cared for very well so I wouldn't count on her dying anytime soon.Chickens aging is just like humans.They start to have athritst and their feathers might thin a little and just apear to look older.I think if your hen is fed good grain housed properly and is loved she will live to be Over 10 years old.
     
  6. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup--Gus lived until she was 7 years old (she was killed by a coon) and she was still happy and perky! (And very bossy!)
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, not wanting to leave the roost in the morning and generally having a hard time getting around.

    Much like humans, dos cats, etc...

    She looks very healthy. [​IMG]
     

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