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The Natural History of the Chicken DVD
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Item No.: NHIC601
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Most people best know the chicken from their dinner plates -- whether as thigh, wing or drumstick. Consumers barely pause a moment to consider the bird's many virtues. Filmmaker Mark Lewis (Cane Toads: An Unnatural History and Rat) expands the frontiers of popular awareness and delightfully reveals that this small, common and seemingly simple animal is as complex and grand as any of Earth's creatures.
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PBSThe Natural History of the Chicken DVD
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

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Totally awesome!

I have a BA in Cinema Production from USC and worked in the entertainment business for about twenty years. This is one of the most amazing documentaries I have ever seen. Mark Lewis makes...Read complete review

I have a BA in Cinema Production from USC and worked in the entertainment business for about twenty years. This is one of the most amazing documentaries I have ever seen. Mark Lewis makes an utterly insipid subject utterly fascinating. The photography and editing are terrific. The film isn't just about chickens, but the people who own them and their stories are absolutely sensational. The segment with the kooky woman swimming with her pet chicken in the fountain was what sent me over the edge. A must-see!

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fun facts and fantasies about the common chicken

When I saw a movie/documentary devoted to the common chicken I was happy...I'd always thought there should be such a film. However, this tells mostly how we consume chickens and not...Read complete review

When I saw a movie/documentary devoted to the common chicken I was happy...I'd always thought there should be such a film. However, this tells mostly how we consume chickens and not where they really biologically came from...lineage. what birds? How were they domesticated.

There are some cute personal stories of people's experiences and peculiar attachments to their little feathered friends. I'm glad there are folks who appreciate the animals and actually treat them with care. Their stories make the film interesting.

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1.0

Poorly titled

By Chicken chick

from Bakersfield, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS The Natural History of the Chicken DVD:

This has nothing to do with the "Natural History of the Chicken". My kids have chicken, love their chickens, and we thought we would learn more about the "Natural History" of our chickens relatives. This was about modern chickens getting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a chicken being kept alive with no head. Very disappointed, made me wonder what PBS was thinking!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

fun facts and fantasies about the common chicken

By cy the critic

from Mesa AZ

Comments about PBS The Natural History of the Chicken DVD:

When I saw a movie/documentary devoted to the common chicken I was happy...I'd always thought there should be such a film. However, this tells mostly how we consume chickens and not where they really biologically came from...lineage. what birds? How were they domesticated.

There are some cute personal stories of people's experiences and peculiar attachments to their little feathered friends. I'm glad there are folks who appreciate the animals and actually treat them with care. Their stories make the film interesting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not only informative but often funny.

By LadiDi

from San Diego

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS The Natural History of the Chicken DVD:

Far from dry and pedantic, this history is not only informative and educational, it is often downright laugh-out-loud hilarious. Would that all histories were this palatable and memorable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The movie made me want chickens

By Suze1948

from Austin, Texas

Comments about PBS The Natural History of the Chicken DVD:

My daughter lives in Colorado and has around 20 something chickens with one rooster named Red. I made sure my grandson got a copy of the movie. The only problem is when the family slaughters one for dinner. While that is the normal part of a farm and what goes on it can be most disconcerting to a young boy who hasn't seen it before. I do think the best part is where the white fluffy mom calls her brood together when the hawk comes but she saves them. I thaught it was most couragous on her part. All of us were most amazed at the whole video. Thanks NPR!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love This!

By hp

from Missouri

Comments about PBS The Natural History of the Chicken DVD:

The best part is the people who are so obsessed with the chicken!!! We watched this at school and everyone was laughing.

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