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A hen named Peanut is confirmed to be the world's oldest chicken as per Guinness World Records (GWR). Peanut is 20 years and 304 days old as of March 1, 2023.
It needs to be mentioned that chicken lifespans vary widely, with the average being somewhere around 5-10 years.
As per GWR, the oldest chicken ever, Muffy was a Red Quill Muffed American Game who lived to the age of 23 years 152 days.
Peanut has been raised by a retired librarian named Marsi Darwin in Michigan, USA. She is a bantam breed of chicken - a Belgian d’Uccle/Nankin mix. Bantams are smaller than standard-sized chickens, but are otherwise similar in most respects, reported GWR.
Prior to hatching, Peanut's mother abandoned the nest along with all of her other babies. Peeled from her shell, Peanut connected with Marsi right away. For the first two years of her life, Peanut lived inside a parrot cage in Marsi's dining room since her mother would not accept the young chick.
Peanut laid eggs for an extra year or two until she was eight years old. She has raised a number of nests of eggs during her life and currently resides in Marsi's coop with her grandkids and great-grandchildren. “I’m sure she has outlived quite a few of her children,” Marsi told GWR.
Currently, Peanut spends the winters indoors where she lives in a cage with her daughter Millie, who is 15 years old.
Peanut is "affectionate and feisty," according to Marsi, who also claims that people are constantly in awe of her intelligence. She "loves to be cuddled" and always responds to her name. Also, Peanut likes to sit on Marsi's shoulder and nibble on her ear.
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