Oldest chicken?

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ChristyRose

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Oldest chicken?
« on: August 21, 2011, 21:14 »
Out of interest, what is the age of the oldest chicken anyone has on here?

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rosie14

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 21:51 »
Hi, interesting post, I'm keen to see what people say too  :)

Last week we lost a 7/8 year old hen from illness. Other than being black I don't know her breed! She may have been older but we were home no. 4 so can't be certain, definitely 7/8 though.

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 21:59 »
My mum and dad have two 5 year olds one is a black Peking the other is some sort of white bantam my oldest is a four year old ex free range farm girl

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 22:45 »
Mine is Mrs Doubtfire who is a bantam Vorwark who was 8 this spring. She was head hen but these days lives a quiet life as coop elder.  This is her earlier this year.


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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 02:35 »
I'm also interested in seeing people's responses!  Mine are just youngsters yet, so I hope I have many happy years with them.  Biut I did meet a lady recently who had just lost her 15 year old seebright (sp?) bantam!

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 13:33 »
The oldest chicken ever recorded was 16 years old when she died. Her name was Matilda and she was a bantam. Oh bless!

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ChristyRose

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 17:01 »
16!!  Wow that is a good age!!  Seems bantams live longer.  :)

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Re: Oldest chicken?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 18:10 »
My oldest reached a ripe old age of 14! I currantly have one that is second hand to me and she was about 4 when I got her so that would make her about 8 or 9 now! The bossy one in the coop and has the best plumage out of the lot. Both were hybred brown hens.
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