Care home res­i­dents go cluck­ers over new­born chicks

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

CARE home res­i­dents had a cracking time with their new feath­ery friends.

They were treated to an adorable Easter sur­prise af­ter 10 eggs, which had been in­cu­bat­ing for 19 days, ar­rived there.

The spe­cial de­liv­ery to Lind­ley Grange was pro­vided by Liv­ing Eggs, which pro­vides ready to hatch eggs to schools, nurs­eries and care homes.

Res­i­dents at the Acre Street home were de­lighted when the first chick ar­rived the next day.

Since then the rest of the lit­tle bun­dles of joy have ar­rived.

Pet ther­apy is used through­out Bupa care homes, and these eggs-tra spe­cial guests have caused par­tic­u­lar ex­cite­ment among the home’s res­i­dents.

They have en­joyed get­ting to know the lit­tle ones, and have even given the first chicks to ar­rive names – Wilf, Char­lie, Ed­die, Billy, Chuck­les and Bhuna.

Becky Crowe, ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor at Lind­ley Grange, said: “This ex­pe­ri­ence has been fan­tas­tic.

“The res­i­dents have loved in­ter­act­ing with the lit­tle chicks.

“This is def­i­nitely some­thing we will look to do again next year.”

Bupa Lind­ley Grange is a pur­pose­built res­i­den­tial care home of­fer­ing spe­cial­ist ser­vices for de­men­tia, Parkin­son’s and pal­lia­tive care.

Res­i­dents are of­fered a full pro­gramme of reg­u­lar and sea­sonal ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as 24-hour ac­cess to highly trained med­i­cal and care staff.

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