Northwich Guardian

Ducklings hatch at Lostock Lodge care home to delight of residents. "We can already see that the ducklings have great calming and therapeutic benefits," explained customer relations manager, Nina Rogers. - April 2021

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Heart

Adorable chicks hatched in care home to help boost residents' heath and wellbeing - March 2021   Click here to read the full article

Evening Standard

Chicks hatched in care homes to boost residents’ well-being - March 2021

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Carehome.co.uk

91-year-old resident at care home that hatched ducklings says 'they make me smile a lot' - March 2021

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Country Living

Heartwarming images show baby chicks and ducklings delighting care home residents - March 2021

"We're hoping to incorporate more animal therapy into our offerings and working with Incredible Eggs on this project has been a fantastic place to start. Our residents and carers have loved every aspect, from the anticipation of waiting for the eggs to hatch to the excitement of welcoming the chicks and ducklings into the world. They've made everyone light up with joy. It's been beautiful to see, especially after the tough year we've all had."   Click here to read the full article

BBC News

County Durham school makes wheelchair for pet duck - June 2019

The school is hoping to build a pen for Jimmy, who is actually a girl, so she can call it her home permanently.

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The Isle of Thanet News

Ramsgate Arts Primary watch miracle of life as ducklings hatch - May 2019

Early Years Learning Lead at RAPS said: “We have had chicks hatching with us for the last few years at RAPS but this was the first time we have ever experienced ducks. This was completely different and everyone has thoroughly enjoyed it. The children have experienced life cycles first hand and it’s not every day that you get to witness something being born."

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News & Star

News & Star

Ducklings provide therapy for Carlisle care home residents - May 2019

“It has been a really good piece of therapy for those living here, as all of our residents have some form of dementia. The animals bring out the best of some of the residents."

The care home previously hosted two batches of chicks - but this year’s additions have gone down a storm with residents.

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Eastern Daily Press

Chicks, ducklings and Easter bonnets - April 2019

"It was a busy last week of term for Norfolk’s schools as they prepared for the Easter holidays. We have been sent some wonderful photos for our School Report."

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The Lady

Incredible Eggs - April 2019

The Lady talks to Jane Stuart from Incredible Eggs, the ethical provider of chick, duckling and grey partridge hatchling kits to nurseries, schools, care homes and domestic settings throughout England and Scotland.

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Derby Telegraph

Easter treat for reception pupils - April 2019

 “They are learning about the lifecycles of animals and the world around them and actually seeing the ducklings hatch brings it all to life and makes the topic much more meaningful and purposeful."

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Oxford Mail

Newborn chicks hatch at Rosebank Care Home, Bampton - April 2019

“The chicks give the residents a real purpose. They have watched over and cared for them ever since they were eggs and so to have the opportunity to see them grow has been a great privilege and a real honour.”

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Epilepsy Society

Chick It Out! Chicks Arrive In Russell House - April 2019

Sam Shears, Russell House's Activity Coordinator, said: "The arrival of the chicks in Russell House have demonstrated a real sense of community in Russell House. The residents help to look after them and they feel a sense of responsibility in doing so".

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Banbury Guardian

Residents at a care home in Banbury enjoyed a cracking Easter with a visit from youngsters and the exciting arrival of five ducklings. - April 2019

You could see from the residents’ and children’s reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to look after the eggs and get close to such lovely ducklings once they hatched."

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Telegraph & Argus

Care home chicks spread some Easter joy at Bradford care home - March 2019

Home Manager at Crossley House said: “This has been a fantastic experience. The residents have loved interacting with the little chicks; this is definitely something we will look to do again next year.”

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This is Lancashire

Hazelbrook Christian Nursing Home residents raise ducklings - March 2019

Manager Alison Harvey said: "It was surprising how many of the residents had chickens and ducks in their back gardens." Mrs Harvey says it also encourages people to bring their grandchildren in on visits.

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