What age do chickens live up to?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WannabeChickenOwner, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. WannabeChickenOwner

    WannabeChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I read somewhere that they live to be about 12 years old. But I would think that there will always be an exception to the rules. [​IMG]
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Plenty of people have older chickens, but it doesn't mean Guiness came out to verify their ages. Plus, how would the average Joe prove it? I take pictures of my chicks hatching, but who's to say this rooster used to be that (time-stamped) chick?
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Most chickens never live beyond 8 weeks. It is just the chickens that are pets that live much longer. [​IMG]
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had a buff orpington that lived to the age of 17 before we rehomed her (we moved overseas, and she couldn't come with). She was twelve pounds, grew spurs, and still layed eggs.
     
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  6. WannabeChickenOwner

    WannabeChickenOwner Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even think about that [​IMG]
     
  7. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Wow!! She still laid eggs at 17?? Surely just one or two a year, right?
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow.. My Henny is 6 and it's good if I get 1 or 2 eggs a year from her! I can't imagine a 17 year old hen still laying eggs... What breed??! Buff Orp? Hmmm.. Henny's a Black Australorp.... We'll see how long she keeps it up.
     
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  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was a buff orpington...one of the best birds I have ever known. On a good week, we would get two out of her. That adds up to more than just one or two a year though....probably should have bred her lmao.
     
  10. GLBRWyans

    GLBRWyans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow , that means my kids will inherit my chickens . lol
     

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