Archive for January 31st, 2013

8 February, 2013: Mad City Chickens Screening in Palatine

Come to a screening of Mad City Chickens on Friday, Feb. 8th, at 7pm at the Countryside UU Church in Palatine. For more information on the group’s activities, check out their Facebook page at Village Homesteaders of Palatine.

Witness if you will Gallus Domesticus…the backyard chicken. A mere few pounds of feather, bone, and muscle; a creature regarded by many as a rather humorous, though not so intelligent agent of food production. And yet make note of a most singular phenomenon now taking shape across suburb and city. From backyard eggs to the family’s new favorite pet, the urban chicken is forging a fresh place in the pecking order of human importance. Mad City Chickens weaves multiple stories and contextual issues on city chickens and their keepers in a non-linear fashion that one rarely sees in a documentary. From leading experts to urban newbies, experience the humor and heart of what’s fast becoming an international backyard chicken movement. (