Oldest living chicken
20:28 year(s):day(s)
United States (Chelsea)

The oldest living chicken is Peanut (USA, b. 2002), who is at least 20 years and 272 days, as verified in Chelsea, Michigan on 28 January 2023.

Peanut is a bantam Belgian d’Uccle Mille Fleurs/Nankin chicken. She was unable to break free from her shell as a chick, but owner Marsi Darwin heard her peep and saved her. Marsi then raised her inside the house after Peanut's mother rejected her.

Peanut is known for her beautiful markings. She comes when her name is called and enjoys sitting on Marsi's shoulder. Although she spent most of her adult life as an outdoor chicken, she likes to move inside during cold weather.

Read Peanut's full story here