When people hear the word chicken, they commonly just start thinking about their favorite chicken dish. But besides being served for dinner, chickens have been used as a subject for a few movies. One of the most notable movies that starred chickens is Chicken Run, an animated film released back in 2000 and is one of the few stop motion movies that actually made it big in the cinemas. The movie was set in a small chicken farm in the 1950’s and revolves around the story of a group of chickens seeking help from a smooth talking rooster named Rocky to help them formulate a plan to escape the farm. The chicken’s race through time to get out as the farm owner decides to turn her chicken farm into a chicken pie factory. Eventually the chickens find a way out and escape death.
A little known fact about chickens is that some people actually keep them as pets rather than placing them in cages to lay eggs for them or fattening them up to be served as a main course. Chickens are tamed through being hand fed; however, certain breeds of chickens are known to be a little aggressive and might not be a good choice for pets. A female chicken is a better choice over a rooster since they are less noisy and aggressive.
Chickens are not recommended to be given to younger children as pets. But some breeds, like most of the bantam varieties and the silkies, are quite docile and calm and are usually recommended as pets for children that have disabilities. Although keeping a chicken as a pet may sound strange and unconventional, many people love them as pets because of their educational and entertaining behavior.