Who has the oldest hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redberry, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Redberry

    Redberry Out Of The Brooder

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    I have often wondered this. My oldest hen is an ex-battery chicken called Dizzy, she is 4 years, 6months old and going strong! She still lays enormous eggs approx 4 times per week. Would love to read about your old timers.
     
  2. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] for Dizzy and to you for giving her a home. I'd love to hear about others, especially ones still laying.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I have a Buff Orpington hen who is now seven years old. Rarely lays but when she does it's enormous.
     
  4. Redberry

    Redberry Out Of The Brooder

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    7 years! Wow! congrats on your obviously great care! Does anyone know what the record is?
     

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