Chicken Planet

The love story between chickens and men has lasted for over 5000 years. This humble forest animal managed to conquer all continents and become the most diversified feathered specie on our planet.
Chicken Planet is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chickens I really liked this , but was hoping for more episodes on the chickens .Different breeds , on their behaviors, issues etc.
Date published: 2021-08-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Overview I first tried The Great Courses Plus on a free trial to remember how the basics of a craft. I liked the lecture series enough to purchase a monthly subscription. After a second course, I decided to save money and purchase a yearly subscription. I note this because since that time, the Great Courses became Wondrium and now offers additional material such as documentaries. So, I decided to watch a documentary. (Full disclosure, I have backyard chickens in the city and thought this might further my knowledge about their history.) While this Chicken documentary is an interesting overview, it was also a bit superficial. For example, there is not much explanation of how the chicken might have been domesticated. (Instead, there is a quick shot of a small child and a comment that maybe a young girl brought a chick home and domestication began.). Or how chickens spread around the world. For example, is it because they are small, easy to feed, etc.? There is a very, very brief mention of industrial chickens. There is discussion of feral chickens on Hawaii but no comment on any environmental impacts to the island. I was also not particularly enamored of the survivalist and his Confederate flag in the background. This section included the dubious claim that somehow his family would survive nuclear fallout because they dehydrate their own eggs. To return my point about The Great Courses becoming Wondrium, I would encourage others to watch this documentary and weigh in. One of the points this video makes is that there is a resurgence in homeowners and small farmers owning chickens. For that reason, I personally would have preferred a Great Courses lecture series (maybe 12 lectures) on backyard chickens. How to choose breeds for urban yards, what supplies are needed, how to care for the chickens, and so on. For this reason it is possible that I am underrating the documentary as it wasn't in depth enough for my liking. Overall, it was interesting but not quite a 4 or 5 star video.
Date published: 2021-06-23
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The love story between chickens and men has lasted for over 5000 years. How has this humble forest animal managed to conquer all continents, all territories and become the most abundant and diversified feathered species on our planet?

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Chicken Planet

01: Chicken Planet

The love story between chickens and men has lasted for over 5000 years. How has this humble forest animal managed to conquer all continents, all territories and become the most abundant and diversified feathered species on our planet?

49 min