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Something to Crow About

Accession number: 
Alternate Titles: 
Le Chant de la basse-cour
Production Years: 
1950 to 1951


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
726 (16mm)
Length (minutes): 
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Created to demonstrate modern techniques of poultry-raising, this film illustrates the farmer's routine and emphasizes the ideal conditions and specifics necessary for better results. Scientific practice is presented as a wise approach resulting in a successful business. In summary, the film recommends: careful range-raising of pullets with good shelters, pasture and the best growing rations; well-insulated houses for laying the flock with proper ventilation and a light, dry well-equiped interior; clear, comfortable nests; a constant supply of fresh water; a scientifically planned feeding program carried out with good grain feed (recommended is Quaker Full-O-Pep feeds). Credits at the head read: 'Presented by the Quaker Oats Company of Canada Limited, Produced by Crawley Films Limited. This film is designed to show the modern science of poultry-raising with special emphasis on the production of market eggs.' Credits at the tail read: 'Something to Crow About, produced by Crawley Films Limited, Ottawa - Toronto'."

"Ce film démontre les applications de la science moderne en aviculture; il insiste plus particulièrement sur la production des oeufs pour le marché."


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 24 (December 1951): 104.
"Interested in raising chickens for a living or as a hobby? Here's a film that shows how feeding and housing are handled on the ten top poultry farms in Ontario and Quebec. Sequences are designed to spread the gospel of better poultry management and increase egg production among amateur and professional poultry breeders."