therapy chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by flopshot, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. flopshot

    flopshot Songster

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    Montana woman uses chickens as therapy animals

    Posted: Jun. 19, 2009

    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.

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    Information from: Missoulian.com
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    My wife calls my chickens my mid life crisis.

    They are therapy for me.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Aww. What a fabulous idea. We have a 'home for the aged' just about 500 yards from us. Wonder if they would be interested....
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    [​IMG]I read that as well...great story! I am interested in doing here in Florida. We could start a movement and change the ways peopleveiw chickens...lol
    Then maybe laws will change...
     

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