Duck eggs hatch at Ashton-in-Makerfield care homeStarting two days ago at HC-One’s Ashton View care home which offers residential memory care, nursing and nursing memory care for those living with dementia, the duck eggs started to hatch. 

First of all, ‘Maggie hatched, followed by ‘Albert’ yesterday and today ‘John’ hatched too! All three ducks have been named after three late Residents at the home. 

Colleagues and Residents have been patiently waiting for almost a month, while the trio of ducks were in an incubator. This has been a great experience for everyone who have been watching the eggs intently; being very intrigued it’s been a great eye-opener!

John, being the last to hatch, is still inside the incubator to dry off and fluff up before he is then moved in with Maggie and Albert, who have both already met the Residents on all communities.

Veronica, who lives at the home, was so happy to see the ducks had arrived safely. Felloe Resident Betty can’t ait to show her family photos of them. 

Ken said “That Maggie is a belter!”

Wellbeing Coordinator Stacey, said, “It’s been such an experience, I’ve loved every minute of this.”

“Being able to all club together, raising funds for all the professional equipment, to hatching the new trio. I can’t wait to make memories with our Residents and new ducklings.”