Pinat the world’s oldest chicken, died after living 21 years and 238 days
Pinat the world’s oldest chicken: A hen named “Peanut” from Michigan, USA, won the Guinness World Record as “the world’s oldest chicken” when she was 20 years and 304 days old. However, news of her death was reported recently. The owner of Peanut informed me that his beloved pet passed away on Christmas Eve last year and was deeply heartbroken.
The Guinness World Records website shows that the oldest hen, “Peanut”, passed away at 5 a.m. on December 24, 2023. His owner, Marsi Darwin, was only alive on December 28. He dared to disclose the news and sadly wrote in his blog, “Peanut was a close family member of ours and I am saddened by his passing.”
When Marcy recalled her encounter with peanuts, she sadly mentioned that as early as 21 years ago, when she peeled the peanuts out of the eggs, they formed an indissoluble bond.
“While I realize that a chicken, has a very long lifespan, it still breaks my heart.”
Marcy said that when Peanut died, he was 21 years and 238 days old. Compared with the average hen’s life span of 5 to 10 years, he had lived twice as long, which is equivalent to the human record of breaking a hundred years.
Suffered many blows before passing away
She said that in fact, Peanut had suffered many blows before his death, including Peanut’s 15-year-old daughter Millie and a hen that also lived a long life. He passed away on Halloween last year. To comfort Peanut, they released another one. Luna, the bantam chicken, entered the house, but Luna also died a few days later.
“Then, Peanut’s rooster friend Benny also died on Thanksgiving. Peanut’s mood was affected and his health deteriorated.”
Recalling the day Peanut passed away, Marcie said she wrapped Peanut in a blanket, carried him to bed, and held him to her chest.
“I could feel his little head resting on my shoulder, just like he had done for years, and around 5 a.m. his neck relaxed down to my neck and I knew he was peaceful in his sleep. The earth is gone, and this is its last gift to me.”
Marcy is also grateful that Peanut came into this world and believes that the world will always miss their story. Although she is still immersed in sadness, she knows that “the bright moment will always come.”
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