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The natural history of the chicken

Format: DVD 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) SF487.N38 2004x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Call Number  (DVD) SF487.N38 2004x
The humble chicken finally gets the big-screen tribute it so richly deserves in this documentary, which offers an inside look at America's $40 billion a year poultry industry, while also casting a gently humorous eye on domesticated chickens and the people who care for them. The remarkable fowl portrayed in The Natural History of the Chicken include Miracle Mike, a chicken who in the 1940s survived decapitation to become a popular sideshow attraction; Cotton, a rooster who lives a pampered life in the home of his mistress, a Florida woman who regularly bathes and blow-dries her bird; and Valerie, a hen from Maine who survived a near-fatal case of frostbite (Valerie's own perspective on her brush with death is discussed by an animal communication expert). Elsewhere, director Mark Lewis passes along the facts on how chickens eat, breed, and interact with one another, while contrasting the extremes of commercial poultry production as he introduces the audience to both a free-range chicken rancher and a mechanized poultry processing facility. The Natural History of the Chicken received the Judge's Award at the 2000 New Orleans Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Chickens.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Alexandria, Va.?] :PBS Home Video,2004
Edition Full screen.
Contributors Lewis, Mark.
Mark Lewis Radio Pictures.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Devillier-Donegan Enterprises.
PBS Home Video.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Notes Documentary.
Title from container.
Originally produced in 2000.
System Details DVD; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780793698509
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