A woman's love for her pet chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys—all 200 of them—ignites a battle with local animal rescuers and puts her marriage in jeopardy.

For The Birds - Dogwoof Documentary


Filmmaker: Richard Miron
Country: USA
Runtime: 90'
Year: 2018
Format: HD



In Richard Miron’s surprising and empathetic For the Birds, we follow an unusual woman named Kathy who lives with 200 pet chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. What starts as a story seemingly about Kathy’s battle with local animal advocacy groups slowly transforms into an intimate drama about her relationship with her husband Gary, and the toll the birds have taken on their marriage and her well-being. Filmed over the course of five years, this sensitive tale of one woman’s world breaking down—poignant and absorbing in equal measure—is ultimately one of hope about the possibility of regaining one’s life.


"Consistently engrossing" - Screen Daily


Directed by: Richard Miron

Produced by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star, Holly Meehl

Executive Produced by: Brian Reed (S-TOWN), Cindy Meehl (BUCK)

Edited by: Richard Miron, Jeffrey Star

Original Score by: Andrew Johnson



Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018