The Natural History of the Chicken
March 11, 2013
Most of us give no more thought to chickens than to deciding whether we want light or dark, original or crispy. Well, check out this superb documentary by PBS and prepare to be amazed!
In The Natural History of the Chicken, you’ll watch the story of a pet rooster who’s bathed and blow-dried daily, wears pampers, and rides in his own car seat up front with his owner. And then there’s my favorite, a surprisingly poignant story of a little bantam hen who valiantly defends her brood against a marauding hawk. There’s the strange tale of "Mike the Headless Chicken” who lived for years AFTER getting his head chopped off. (Totally true!) Or how about the hen who’s owner saved her life by giving her mouth to beak resuscitation after she was caught outside in a blizzard?
I guarantee that this delightfully quirky, but informative film will get you thinking differently about your Sunday dinner. Its gentle humor makes it a great choice for the whole family. If you raise your own chickens, it’s a MUST SEE.
And if, after watching the film, you decide you might like to raise these enchanting creatures yourself, come to the Library on March 19th at 6:30 p.m. for a free program, Keeping Backyard Chickens. Sign up online or call 816.628.5055 to reserve your spot.