How Old Do Chickens Live?





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What is the average lifespan of a laying hen?

10-20 years

Do chickens die of old age?

Chickens die from respiratory ailments. They mysteriously die around the age of three. They die from egg-laying screw-ups, like internal laying and prolapse. But, sometime, they skirt the dangers and make it into old age.

How long do Rhode Island Red chickens live?

Rhode Island Reds

They can live 8+ years in ideal surroundings and with adequate nutrition and care.

How long do chickens live for UK?

Commercial layers start at £15, pure breeds at £25. 7 How long do hens live? Heavy layers exhaust themselves with a lifespan of just three years; others can live up to 10 years.