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  • Joined Feb 2012
Life of a Chicken!!
« on: February 14, 2020, 01:22:24 pm »
Hello everyoneI have some very loved old chickens and was wondering what other chicken keepers have experienced with the length of life of free ranging chickens.My oldest must be at least nine years old and was going strong yesterday.
Interested to know what others have experienced.Kind regardsMinty
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Re: Life of a Chicken!!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 02:02:32 pm »
Oldest I've had was 8, have had a few of those - mostly rescues
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Life of a Chicken!!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 08:48:05 pm »
same here a couple of 8yo birds, still going strong they have earned  their keep so I'm' happy to keep them on


  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Life of a Chicken!!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 07:20:13 am »
We have three 10 year old Wyandottes left from 12 we brought over at 2 ½ years old. Last year they laid half a dozen each, so don't expect much this year.


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