What is the lifespan of EE's?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bock, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    I have a 7 year old EE hen, living with my other 1 year old chickens. Her friend, a RIR, died from unknown causes 2 years ago at age 5. She still seems to be doing well, and lays a big green egg every other day. [​IMG] I was just curious how much longer she will live. She acts just like the 1 year olds still, so I was just wondering. [​IMG]
  2. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2010
    They can live up to 12 years all chickens but usually around 7 year.
  3. cluckiemama

    cluckiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    I was just wondering this question today myself!

    How long do chickens usually lay for? How long do they live after they stop laying?[​IMG]
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    Quote:lay consistently, or lay period? there is quite a difference.

    as to how long they live after they stop laying.... well i guess that depends how long you let them! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:They should never stop laying permanently, but darkness, parasites, cold, and heat can all limit egg laying.
    Also chickens can live about as long as dogs or cats.

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