Ok guys here is all that I remember. It was a sad story about a boy whose mother died when he was young from I guess cancer and he got sent to an orphanage. There I think he befriended a chicken (real one). The boys treated him very cruely and at one point hanged the chicken and killed it before his eyes. Now I remember this movie to be kind of old, I think maybe from the 70’s, I know it defintley had color. I saw this movie about 7 years ago and now I have to find it, don’t ask why.
I’m not sure how to Google all this so I was hoping maybe somebody on this board knew what this movie was called perhaps.