A cracking Easter at Braemar Lodge

Resident Betty Kerslake cradles one of the chicks.

Our Salisbury care home Braemar Lodge hatched a plan to celebrate Easter by hosting the birth of some fluffy chicks.

After an idea by Colten Companion Jo Hanson, staff arranged for a heated incubator with embryo eggs to take centre stage in the home’s garden lounge.

Residents, relatives and visitors were transfixed as, one by one, the eggs hatched over the course of four days with, eventually, ten chicks welcomed into the world.

Sylvie Rodulson, Activity Organiser, said: “It was the most magical time and our residents were totally fascinated.

“They were like midwives.”

The chicks have now all gone to good homes, either free range farms locally, or to people who have existing hen flocks.

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