The Natural History of the Chicken (2001)

The Natural History of the Chicken

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Lewis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 2004
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for The Natural History of the Chicken

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Lewis handles the documentary with a lightness of touch.

Full Review… | January 31, 2002
Eye for Film

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

August 9, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | February 9, 2002
EricDSnider.com

Audience Reviews for The Natural History of the Chicken

funniest documentary i've seen in my life.

jennifxu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

A cute little documentary on the role of the chicken in American society which delves into the issue of free range produce vs. industrial chicken plants. We also learn about what makes chickens tick.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Engrossing and hilariously tounge-in-cheek documentary regarding the feathery entree. Informative and heartfelt, this is worth a watch if you've ever eaten, loved or been curious about a chicken.

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