Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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World's oldest chicken dies

(Birmingham News) Matilda, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living chicken, died over the weekend at her home in Bessemer.

Matilda, 16, was featured in a magic act called Mort the Mystifying and Donna. She belonged to Keith and Donna Barton of Bessemer and had appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.
Mort and Donna have posted a "Tribute to Matilda" here. You can find a picture of Matilda with Jay Leno here. World's Oldest Living Chicken Fan Club t-shirts are here.