What is the Average life span?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Johnn, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, i have 11 chickens 3 of which are quite old (i think) i have a cockerel which is 9 this year and i have 2 ex batts who are 7 in May, how much longer do yous think i will have them? also if they were to die now, have they lived to a good age?
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I beleive the average life span is about 5-8 yrs old (roosters a little longer). However there are many factors that go into this such as:
    pure breds live shorted lifespans than mixed breeds; heavier breeds live shorter lives than light weight breeds; and there have been reports of chickens living to 22 yrs old!
     
  3. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a white Silkie cockerel, when I was a child. He lived to the grand old age of 15 [​IMG]
     

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