At Apple House care homes we have always been huge fans of growing our own organic produce and keeping chickens. For many years residents at some of our services have enjoyed caring for their hens, constructing and painting hen houses and runs, collecting the eggs and baking delicious cakes. There really is nothing like the taste of organic eggs with large sunny yolks! Little Amberwood agree but are going one step further by hatching their own chicks. There is great excitement as the days tick down to ‘Hatch Day.’
It has been well documented that chicken-keeping has physical, emotional, cognitive and social benefits and, during these long lockdown months, there is something wonderfully holistic and cathartic in being outside nurturing hens and being rewarded with their eggs.
We’ll update you on Hatching Day!