We brought the country to the city here at Beaumont Care Peninsula with our annual chicken hatching program.
Residents here love hosting the chickens and always enjoy having a cuddle with them, they are so soft and a pretty yellow, just a few days old, and really comforting for residents and visitors.
We have the chickens for two weeks and it is great to see them hatch out of their egg, and grow during their time with us.
The chickens always bring a protective smile to everyone’s face and they are a welcome addition to our facility, even if it is only for a short stay. Watching the evolution from egg to the chicks hatching is simply wonderous.
Story by Shona Murray – head chicken Mum and Lifestyle Coordinator