what is the oldest chicken you've had?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nature nut, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    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.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Four years old. But that's because we haven't had chickens for long.
     
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Key West roo Smokey is 11.
     
  5. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff bramha lived to be 13 and the only reason he died was because he got beat up by another rooster.
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fancyfowl are you saying the one is about 22:eek: Wow!!!! It is good hearing they live past the 12 or 14 years. [​IMG]
     
  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My oldest to live was about 14 years so far.. and we have only had chickens for 14 years.. [​IMG]
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  10. DragonChicky

    DragonChicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Our bossy hen Pippin must be about 6 now. Hopefully she'll get to a ripe old age!
     

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