Who is the oldest hen in your flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gimmie birdies, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    Who is the oldest current living hen in your flock and how long did your oldest ever hen live?

    Marilyn, a silky, is one and the same for me, she is 10. 1hr.PNG
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I have 3 rescue bantams that are about 3-4 years old. I got them last year.
    My friend has 3 hens who are over 10 years old.
  3. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    Fat Bird is the eldest here now. She will be 9 on the 18th of this month.
    She laid an egg today, just to show she's not completely over the hill.
    She's been taking computer lessons for a while now so she can put the hens perspective here on BYC. She thinks a lot of nonsense gets written here.:p
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    The saddest old hen story I have, was Lydia, Australorp, She was 8 she was top hen for a long time, and she had another hen "Flappy" an australorp who was her hench hen. Lydia didn't have to peck anyone because if anyone disrespected her, Flappy would punish them. One day Flappy got old and died, and a New hampshire red was waiting in the wings, and ran up to Lydia grooming her, and telling her she will be the best hench hen ever, and aren't you glad it is me? Lydia didn't respond just allowed the grooming to happen. Then a few weeks later, Lydia was getting too old to be top hen anymore, The NH dropped Lydia like a hot potato, to suck up to whoever was going to be next, an poor Lydia was just standing there alone.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  5. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
    My oldest is 7 or 8 right now
  6. Eleven years old.
  7. CJLR

    CJLR Chirping

    Jun 9, 2019
    My oldest hen was a brahma
    Who was 8 she probably would have
    Lived longer if it wasn't for predators
  8. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    My oldest would have been 5 years old this spring, just lost the last one of that batch this winter. My oldest now is the 3 year old Salmon Faverolles in my profile pic. She's my good buddy and I hope to have her for many years to come!
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  9. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

    Dec 19, 2013
    Olathe Colorado
    My oldest hen is 8 years old, my oldest ever was rooster who almost made it to 12 :old
    Harley Chick and Sequel like this.

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