Care home residents hatch chicks

Posted on 08 April 2011

People paying for long term care at a Wychbold care home got in the spring mood by welcoming new chicks into the world, it has been reported.

Residents of Rashwood Care Home witnessed the hatching of new chicks after an incubator was brought into the home days before the event was due to happen, reports the Droitwich Spa Advertiser.

Claire Jones, the daughter of one of the residents paying for care, brought the incubator into the home so the residents could enjoy watching the chicks and hold them once they have hatched.

Social events coordinator Kathryn Griffiths told the newspaper: "The chicks hatched last weekend and were then transferred over to a brooding pen which has been specially fitted with a heat lamp to keep them nice and warm. In total we have got eight chicks."

People paying for care elsewhere in the UK are also enjoying spring time activities, with residents at the City of Edinburgh Council's Porthaven Care Home being treated to an Easter party by visiting pupils from Drummond Community High School, carehome.co.uk has reported.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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