New residents arrive at Southbourne care home

C130546-2 Chi Chick Glebe  phot kate''Peggy Berry with one of the new arrivals at Glebe House, with activities co-ordinator Karen Barber.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130546-2
C130546-2 Chi Chick Glebe phot kate''Peggy Berry with one of the new arrivals at Glebe House, with activities co-ordinator Karen Barber.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130546-2
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NEW-BORN joy greeted care home residents this week near Chichester.

NEW-BORN joy greeted care home residents this week near Chichester.

Glebe House, in Southbourne, took delivery of ten chicken eggs last week and from Thursday (April 25) onwards they started hatching. “It’s given all the staff and all the residents an absolute lift,” said Karen Barber, the care home’s activities co-ordinator.

“It’s made everyone so happy. It’s provoked a lot of memories for the residents. They reminisced about how they used to have hens and eggs when they were younger.

“They did see them hatch and that’s very lovely.”

The residents will now be able to watch the chicks grow up.

Eight out of the ten eggs hatched between Thursday and Friday morning.

A chicken house has been built at the Apuldram Centre and is being brought to the care home.

Eight out of the ten eggs hatched and the chicks are now wandering about their new home.

“A lady in bed took a chick,” added Karen. “She sat in bed and had a cuddle.

Karen found out about the possibility of having chicks delivered to the home in January and said it sounded ‘wonderful’.

Children from the Loveders nursery also visited the home to see the chicks incubating and were actually present to see some of them hatching.

Some of the chicks pictured were a day old.