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Chickens Visit to Nursing Home (VIDEO link)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Shannonwbl, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Shannonwbl

    Shannonwbl Songster

    Today I took some of our chickens to visit a nursing home and it was a very sweet time. You can view the video from the link below or access the link from the "What's Happening" page on my website.

    Even I can't believe I did this! Such fun.

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] OH HOW FUN!!!!
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Thats was GREAT! [​IMG] I loved it! You mixed my Two worlds together! (LVN (nursing home) + Chickens)!!!! Thank you for sharing that! [​IMG]
  4. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    Finger Lakes, NY
    I love it! Therapy chickens![​IMG]
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    How CUTE!!! I swear, animals are the best medicine for the elderly in nursing homes than anything else! I loved your video. Thanks for sharing!
  6. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    That is sooo cool! I hope youcan make that a regular thing! It looked like a good time was had by all.
  7. Shannonwbl

    Shannonwbl Songster

    Thank you all. It was way more fun than I ever expected. It was really neat how many of the ladies had chickens growing up. My Grandmother is there and it is a terrific facility that is open to all kinds of activities. I am working with a friend to take her miniature horses next - mine are a bit too big.[​IMG]
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Ooh, that is sooo sweet! It reminds me of the time I picked up one of my roosters for my great-grandmother to pet... She had been terrified of the big rooster because of a mean one she had to feed in her childhood, and she couldn't believe how friendly and soft my rooster was... (*sniff* I miss you, Grandma...)

    The person that is bringing these chickens to the nursing home is so thoughtful, bringing a bit of excitement into their mundane lives.

    The video sort of reminds me of the Mr. Joy rooster. I think he has a YouTube video, too.
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I think that's a super great idea. What a nice film you made. Did you chose chickens that were extra tame? Our chickens would probably peck at people's glasses and flap around a lot...
  10. Shannonwbl

    Shannonwbl Songster

    Thanks, it was fun, and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone that can do it - very rewarding for everyone.
    These are our first 6 chickens (about 6 months old) and we selected breeds based on disposition and just what appeal to us on looks as well.

    We have 2 BR, 1 Amerucana, 1 NH Red, 1 Wyandotte, and 1 Blue Cochin. Took the three that are the most friendly - and those are like puppy dogs. The Cochin, Wyandotte and one of the BRs are very shy. I really have to give taming credit to my children and all the friends and family that come over to visit. People are just fascinated with them and love to feed them and hold them so a few have just grown to love people.

    I am a horse person and it is a known fact that if a horse can get used to children (because they are active and unpredictable) you will likely have a pretty laid back, been there-done that kind of horse. I guess it applies to chickens too. [​IMG]

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