Chickens as Therapy
A little while back we wrote about why people keep chickens and how chicken keeping is good for you. You can read the piece here: “It’s good to be a Chicken Keeper”
Our own survey told us that eggs and keeping hens as pets were top of the pecking order for reasons to keep chickens. But it is also apparent that they are good for your mental health too – keeping chickens is therapeutic.
And to follow that up take a look at this great video to see how chicken keeping can benefit the elderly, bringing something extra to their lives.
Listen to some of the fantastic comments in the video – like:
“You’ve got to be dedicated. It’s animals you’re looking after.”
“I never thought I’d get attached to a chicken.”
“(chicken keeping) has definitely bought the community here closer together”.
Chickens are helping senior citizens fight loneliness in a major way ?
Posted by We Need This on Thursday, 12 April 2018
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