What do you do when your chickens are older and done laying? I have had chickens for five years now and some of them are up there in age and some have been passing away. Not all my chickens are older because I have bought some this past spring. I have heard some people try to sell them or eat them, but I just cant do that!! I would rather my chickens live out the rest of their lives in retirement at home. Then maybe in a year or two I would restock my flock a little. But what do you do when your chickens have stopped laying and are older?