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Montana woman uses chickens as therapists
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.
Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com