The longest living breed of Chicken is?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roddonna, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Roddonna

    Roddonna In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2013
    I am looking to add to my flock but want long living chickens. I would like egg layers and non egg layers. not looking for roosters.


  2. If I am correct most chickens live about the same length? There is one breed though that dies really young! So DON'T get any Cornix Rocks! They are meat chickens. Roosters also live longer then hens because they don't lay eggs. Just make sure you pick out healthy birds! (you could of course vaccinate them so they don't get sick)
    Good Luck!
  3. I have seen an eight year old orp-wyandotte cross. I think mixed breeds tend to live longer...

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