This is the first time Proctor's brought a chicken into this program.
Enough people who came to the house mentioned how struck they were by Darla's winning personality, that it "made sense," Proctor says, to give her her the training, too. So she could bring joy to more people, and help spread a message about respecting animals.
"Many people see chickens as only a source of food," she says. "Having people - children especially - get to know a chicken personally, brings a new level of education and awareness to the animals."