Therapy Chickens for Older Adults


Niche biz opportunity! A group in Australia is experimenting with therapy chickens in elder care homes. Check out this sweet video. 

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Debby on February 28, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I thought this video was so sweet as my Dad is in assisted living and I could relate to what life is like for the elderly that can no longer live alone. So many with dementia just sit and stare. I did wonder about sanitation issues.

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    • Yes, I wondered about sanitation issues, too. However, they do make chicken diapers! Older folks who grew up on farms might connect readily to chickens. Some with Alzheimer’s and dementia do retain earlier memories.

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  2. Posted by Carrie Hirsch on February 28, 2016 at 11:34 am

    LOVE THIS!! Besides the diaper possibly I noticed most folks holding the girls on their laps had a pee pad for them.

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