-- My oldest hen "Nemo" has gone missing. She disappeared several days ago, but after three days she reappeared in the barnyard one morning in Samson's company. The next morning she was missing again. I was amazed to see her back again that morning, but I doubt I'll see her again now.
I've tried to research how long chickens live, but because they are usually butchered when they stop laying or fall victim to predators, I haven't been able to find an answer. Nemo was nine years old, but I still don't know the answer to the question, because she disappeared without a trace and was probably dinner for a critter.
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