What is the average lifespan of your Silkies....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickenzoo, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I was just wondering what the average lifespan is for everyone's Silkies. Just got to thinking.....hehe
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I have a rooster that is 3. I can't imagine why they wouldn't live a long time. They take breaks to brood, take winters off and no one wants to eat them because they are so darn cute (except in parts of Asia.)

    I think the cockerels have the longest life expectancies because of it :lol: but what do I know? :p

    I expect mine to live a good long time. Actually my oldest hen is also 3 and she lays just as well as her year old daughter.

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