How old is old ?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Lindy, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Lindy

    Lindy Junior Member

    My kids and I were wondering how old is old for a chook? We have two isa browns who are about 5 or 6 years old but they keep up with the younger chooks and chicks. They are still laying too. Are they old or not?
  2. Bird_slave

    Bird_slave Junior Member

    I'd consider them seniors. I have four hens that will soon be 5 years old; still get eggs from them.

    I guess some of it would depend on breed. My breed of choice - large fowl brahmas - are long-lived. I have a friend with a 10 year old brahma roo.