Spring has sprung at a Sanctuary Care home in Stepney, London, when residents welcomed fluffy friends.
10 baby chicks
Marking the beginning of spring, Hawthorn Green Residential and Nursing Home in Redmans Road took the delivery of 10 chick eggs for the residents and team to enjoy.
Checking in on the cute visitors every day, residents watched the eggs in an incubator before they hatched in time for Easter – which sparked special memories with 79-year-old Elizabeth Whittaker in particular.
“It brought back good memories seeing them.”
Commenting on the now-hatched chicks, she said: “I think they’re wonderful. I used to keep chickens – we had a big garden and I used to go and out and feed them – I love them! It brought back good memories seeing them.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Cathy McAweaney said: “Our residents have absolutely loved having the chicks here – watching them hatch from eggs and being too small to hold to now enjoying a cuddle has been magical and something we have all enjoyed.”