CARE home residents with dementia have been caring for chicks they watched hatch this Easter.
Langley Haven Care Home in Rambler Lane had chickens hatch from their eggs last Wednesday and the residents have been enjoying looking after them since.
Roxana Chirita, activities coordinator, said: “When it’s Easter time, it’s so lovely for the residents to watch the chickens hatch.“It’s good to have them at Easter time when it’s spring and everything is new and coming to life.“It’s really good for them to take care of them, the chickens spend all day in the residents’ laps.“The residents feed them, offer them water, they really take care of them. It gives them some responsibility.”
The eggs were delivered to the care home through a scheme called ‘Living Eggs’. Now the chickens have hatched, they will be taken to a farm to be taken care of full time.This is the third year the home has run the project and it is planning to do it again next Easter.
Mrs Chirita added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity and it’s good because the chickens are growing right in front of their eyes, it’s almost like a biology lesson.”
From The Slough Observer 2nd April 2016