Broiler chickens, the ones we eat, are usually butchered after seven or eight weeks of life.
If kept away from the frying pan and Colonel Sanders, chickens will live about eight to ten years in the wild.
Free range meat chickens are usually slaughtered at about 14 weeks.
The oldest chicken in the world lived to the age of 16 according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Chickens are omnivores, and will scratch and search the ground for seeds in the wild, and will even eat lizards or small mice if given the opportunity.