What life a chicken get?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by imran_uh, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. imran_uh

    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

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    How many years they live? I mean what are their maximum age?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    bantymum has one about 17 - 18 years old.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    bantymum has one about 17 - 18 years old.

    WOW that is old!​
     
  4. imran_uh

    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:WoooooooooooooooooooooW!
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Typical production chicken - around 2 yrs for egg layers, less than 10 weeks for meat chickens.

    Backyard chickens - routinely live to 5-8 yrs, and much older in many cases. Even geriatric hens will occasionally lay an egg here and there also, even!
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Imran, what kind of chicken is that in your icon? Special looking bird!
     
  7. imran_uh

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    i dont kno actually. he was died young. actually mouse ate it!
     
  8. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Imran, could you post some pictures of your chickens? I would imagine that you have some different breeds and varieties in Pakistan. It would be nice to see!
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I have a hen and a roo that are about 8-9 years old, and they are going strong. The old gal has started laying pretty good again recently. After very few eggs last summer and no eggs at all last fall and winter I am suddenly getting 1-2 eggs every 3 days from her. Of course, about every 5th egg has no shell!! And before anybody says anything, she has plenty of good food and free choice oyster shell.
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:I second that. I want to see "exotic & foreign" chickies too!!
     

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