Chick These Out!
Chestnut Court were gifted Easter Eggs with a difference this year
This Easter, our team and residents at Chestnut Court were fortunate enough to watch ten adorable chicks hatch and welcomed them into the world as they hatched from their eggs.
It was a surprise to everyone when all the eggs hatched after just 48 hours at Chestnut Court – clearly, they felt very much at home!
During the egg-hatching process, some of our keen-eyed residents noted that the colouring on the chicks helped to define whether they would be male or female. The six male chicks were a yellow colour and the other four female chicks were more of a prominent orange colour.
The chicks have helped to provide further mental stimulation and conversation pieces with our residents and team, as well as visitors.
The four females have recently gone to live with one of our nurses, Claire, who already looks after a group of hens – including two from the last clutch we had. These four have already been named as Lucy, Sheldon, Dusty and Henrietta. The remaining six will be going to back to the farm shortly.
Leah Jefferies, Activities Co-ordinator at Chestnut Court, said: “It has been a wonderful experience for us to see the process of bringing these eggs into the home, seeing them hatch and then watching them in the first few weeks of their life. The best part for me has been seeing the look on our residents’ faces. This is something we will certainly be looking to do again next year.”