therapey chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by onecent, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. onecent

    onecent Songster

    Montana woman uses chickens as therapy animals

    Posted: Jun. 19, 2009
    Updated: Jun. 19 6:18 p.m.

    POLSON, Mont. — Therapy dogs can be a comfort for seniors and those recovering from illnesses and injuries. So how about therapy chickens? Jana Clairmont of Polson, Mont., calls her therapy birds - a white rooster and Cornish game hen - "Fowl Play."

    On Thursday, she took them to visit residents at Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center in northeast Montana.

    Many seniors were raised on farms, Clairmont says, and holding a chicken can bring back memories.

    As one man stroked the rooster, Alex, the bird stretched out his neck and rested it across the man's forearm, like a puppy.

    Clairmont has arranged visits to retirement and assisted living homes, and says she'd like to take Alex and Carlita, the hen, into classrooms this fall.


    this is so cool, i just had to share [​IMG]
  2. clickie

    clickie Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    Ocean State
    Intersting lol. I would love to do something like that with my silkies lol.. I used to bring my cats and dog to the nursing homes and that, it made the people so happy.

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