Animal Welfare in British Farming»Poultry

Are chickens killed before their natural life expectancy?


Information sourced from BBC.

Last reviewed 31st October 2021

Chickens are slaughtered at 35 days old, 56 days old, and 81 days old for indoor, free-range and organic respectively.

Chickens can live for 6 years or more but when raised on indoor farms typically end up slaughtered at 35 days old. This is 1.6% of the way through their natural lifespan.