Today, it was starting to thunder and our most docile, friendliest, sweetest chicken came up onto the deck (which they don't usually do), jumped on the table and started bawking in the window trying to get my attention. I went out and cuddled her a bit and she relaxed and snuggled in. I had been getting ready to see a friend who lives in a nursing facility and thought maybe i would take Lady along for a visit. I had her in my arms and went down the cellar to find something to carry her in, emptied out an old tote, put one of the chicken towels in the bottom, grabbed some scratch and meal worms for a treat and put her in the tote with another towel draped over part of it. She was very docile and settled right down. Luckily the drive wasn't too far because I was patting her, talking to her, etc the whole way and hoping she wouldn't jump out, fly around the car, fly out the window at red lights, etc. Anyway, she was a very good girl. sat on my friend's bed and let herself be patted, ate some green jello off her lunch tray and looked around bawking-talking the whole time. She even pooped on the towel I had spread out instead of on my friend's pillow, blanket, nightie etc, which made us both pretty happy! LOL Unfortunately, she also jumped on my friend's head and scratched her face (I felt awful about that), so maybe that would disqualify her as a therapy chicken, but I did think she had potential until then. anyway, when we were leaving, i was carrying her in the tote and she kept putting her head out to look around. Some of the residents were in the elevator with us and had never touched a chicken. They all asked if she would bite, and when I said no they were so excited to pat her. So, I don't know if she's going to be a therapy chicken, but. . . it's an idea. Of course, I would only have her sit on a person's lap on a towel if I was going to do that -- no getting on someone's bed and walking around when they were lying down. Anyone else ever do something like that?