Ummm ... I think YOU have already trained your Buff to be a therapy chicken! Remember the joy and love and affection you gave? How did hat make you feel? And did the Buff respond by being a constant companion ? Did your buff sit on your lap and eat from your hand? I bet you talked to your Buff and loved on your Buff too.Though I am REALLY late in seeing this thread, I am curious if someone worked with a chicken day in and day out, if they could be trained as a therapy animal. Years ago we had a Buff Orpington as a pet. She was litterbox trained, was taught to fetch, jump on command, roll over, etc. She knew her name (we know this because people would always test it, by calling other names). She was so good that when I would open the passenger door to the convertable, she would jump on the front seat and immediately lay down. We used to bring her to my sons pre-school class, as trained, she would immediately lay down before someone could pet her. If anyone ever hears of a chicken being raised as a therapy animal, I would love to know.