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Who was your oldest bird and how long did he/she live?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HS Pye, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chirping

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm just wondering who's your oldest chicken and how old is/was he/she. Thanks :)!

    HS Pye
     

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    An old Rhode Island Red hen. I believe she made it to ten, if I remember right. [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have 3 5-year old hens. They are some of my original hens that I started with.
     
  4. Coralee

    Coralee Songster

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    I had a sweet little Bantam Cochin hen, Jenna. She lived to be 13. Now I have 4 five year old hens and one five year old rooster and two Bantam Cochin hens that are close to four years old. My oldest living bird is Tweety, a fourteen year old white dove.
     
  5. Our oldest one is now 5. I knew somebody with a mixed-breed hen that made it to eight.
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

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    Our oldest hen is a 6 1/2 year old RIR. She laid for 6 years and she thinks she's around 8 months old.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  7. memphis

    memphis Crowing

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    My big Betty....A Speckled Sussex. Laid an occasional egg until she was 8. And boy did we hear about it when she laid!! At ten she was still active & never sick a day in her life. Early one morning I found her dead in a nest box. I think she died in her sleep. Sigh.....still miss her.:(
     

  8. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Songster

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    My oldest hens are just over a year old :rolleyes:
     

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