Will chickens help my depression?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by JohnPeel, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. JohnPeel

    JohnPeel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have just posted a comment on one of my threads to someone who made me think it might be a good idea to post a new thread asking others if they had found some relaxation and help with their depression from their chickens.

    Will the chickens help me do you think, or am I just doomed to continue taking all kinds of meds for ever. These chickens have got their work cut out I can tell you :)
     
  2. Well when I feel kinda down I just go outside and watch and hang with my chickens and it makes me feel alot better! I live watching them.run when there lags start flailing around you know . Well for me just looking at the chickens for a few minutes at the window makes me feel better
     
  3. Agreed! I think that would work! Perfect remedy!
     
  4. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your care giver thinks that having a pet, and pet responsibilities, will improve your condition, then "yes," a pet chicken or three will help as well as a dog or cat would. Check with your doctor.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I find owning and caring for chickens a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Whether they would be a substitute for medications.... only your doctor can advise you on that.
     
  6. JohnPeel

    JohnPeel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get them in 4 weeks, not long now, and I am looking forward to them. I worry though that I might let them down, but also feel that I would never let harm come to anything. I have made every effort to make them a home here, and they will have everything the need. I go on youtube every now and again to watch them scratching around and doing silly things. I laugh at them and they are not even my own, so I can imagine really getting a kick out of watching them as each developes its own way.
     
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  7. They sure are some funny creatures! You'll get a kick out of them if you get a lizard or frog and feed it to them and watch them run around and fight over it! Lol!
     
  8. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely think they could be helpful! I am so peaceful and calm when I am out with my chickens and watching them and their individual personalities and goofy behavior make me laugh! I hope they are helpful for you!
     
  9. JohnPeel

    JohnPeel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have watched them on videos when they scratch then look down from side to side to see if there is anything there. That makes me laugh every time I see it.
     
  10. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My chickens ALWAYS help me feel better. It is also very comforting when you kneel down and all of them "preen" you, I have some that will jump up to perch on my shoulder! When I go out, all my sadness seems to disappear!
     

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