what is the oldest chicken you've had?

nature nut

Songster
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
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8
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Southeast Louisiana
Just sitting here thinking about how much I love all the girls and was wondering how long can a chicken live if well taken care of? and maybe what breed was/is your oldest one?
 

rodriguezpoultry

Langshan Lover
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
10,918
127
361
Claremore, OK
My absolute oldest was my Black Minorca hen, Reeses, who lived to be 14 years old. She was still very healthy, but my brother's dog took it upon himself to end her life.

My second oldest would be Mr. Mom who lived to be 12 years old. He passed away this year on Mother's Day.
 

fancyfowl4ever

Songster
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
1,283
25
181
Cranbrook, BC, Canada
2 hens(full sisters) we had were 18 yrs when we moved and rehomed them. 4 or 5 yrs later I heard from the new owners that 1 was still alive and kicking.
Both were Australorps.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
67
291
SC
Hmmm.... interesting. Because in Austin I had a black Minorca, who is probably going to be 15-16 next Easter- I gave her to the neighbors before I moved here, and according to them she still lays 3-4 times a week!

Her name is Attila the Hen.
 

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