Just watched a show on chickens on PBS

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I just watched a show on PBS called the natural history of the chicken. It was not what I was expecting but it was still interesting. It highlighted people like us and their lives with their chickens. It included a lady who gave her chicken CPR when she found it frozen in them middle of winter and it recovered. They had a story about a guy that raised 100 roosters and how his neighbors objected to the noise. Much of what it was about were issues that could involve any one of us. One story talked about a bantam that defended it's chicks against a hawk and lived to tell about it. There was even a story about a lady in Florida who had a pet chicken that she took everywhere including into her inground swimming pool. It was just light entertainment good for all ages. I'm not sure when it will be on again but I'm sure it will be. I enjoyed watching it.

-- Colleen (pyramidgreatdanes@erols.com), July 12, 2001


Colleen, I'm glad you said something about the chicken special. I had meant to tape it and forgot. I expected it to be more in depth. Now, I don't have to feel bad because I missed it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

-- Judy C. Vaughan (whileaway3@cs.com), July 13, 2001.

Oh, thanks so much for posting! I missed it too and was sooooo upset. I was interested in breeding history and first exhibitions, etc. I didn't realize they were going to approach it from human interest stories. I am sure it was great fun, but I'll stop my hunt for the tape for sale.

-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), July 13, 2001.

See if your library can borrow a copy of The Chicken Book by Page Smith and Charles Daniel, 1982, North Point Press, San Francisco, softcover, 380 pages. Covers the history of the chicken, plus this and that.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), July 13, 2001.

I missed the first 10 minutes or so of it, so didn't even catch the name of the show. I really enjoyed it....except for that headless rooster, that creeped me right out. I got a big kick out of the woman in FL with her pet rooster. Still can't believe those "panties" she put on the bird!


-- Chelsea (rmbehr@istar.ca), July 13, 2001.

I thought the whole show was hilarious!! I enjoy raising chickens, but if I found one of my hens frozen in a snowstorm, I'd have chicken soup!!

-- Sheryl in ME (radams@sacoriver.net), July 13, 2001.

I watched the show and the point that stood out to me was how intolerant others can be. My worse nightmare is having a neighbor who complains about everything. Lucky for us at the moment we do not. If your going to move to a rural u have to expect noises. My dog barks today your chicken crows it should never be a problem. Life is susposed to be a give and take. If you live on main street u can't stop traffic.What makes it anydifferent in the rural areas. I think city folks should stay in the city. unless their going to be tolerant of others. Thats why we live in the country. So we can park our car in the yard and listen to roosters crow and etc. I dont like to take it lightly u never no when the do gooders will be complaing about u.

-- paul miller (millerclan@alltel.net), July 15, 2001.

I thought the show was cute but was somewhat disappointed. Since it was called a "Natural History", that's what I thought it would be. It did have some good film from chicken factories. Might make some people think twice about the unnatural lives of the factory chickens that end up in the grocery store.

-- Bonnie (stichart@plix.com), July 17, 2001.

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