Residents hatch chicks for Easter

Posted on 09 May 2011

Residents paying for care at a Budleigh Salterton nursing home got into the spirit of spring by hatching 12 baby chicks.

People at the Pinewood Residential and Nursing Home were able to get involved in the Easter activity when an incubator with 14 eggs was moved into their day room, reports Exmouth Journal 24.

Twelve chicks hatched over two days, and were given homes by staff from the facility.

Philip Sadeghi, director of the nursing home, said: "The residents, visitors to the home and staff all loved the chicks and the chicks seemed to enjoy the residents' company."

While the residents paying for care at Pinewood were cuddling up to the fluffy little chicks, those at a care home in Lostock braved some more unorthodox animals, the Northwich Guardian reports.

Tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and toads were just some of the interesting creatures taken to Lostock Gralam care home as part of an animal therapy session for the residents.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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