St Joseph’s care home in Coleshill recently welcomed some new residents in the form of baby chicks.

Seven eggs arrived at the Father Hudson’s run home thanks to Living Eggs, which provides eggs for schools and care homes. They were placed in an incubator to keep them safe and warm, with residents carefully watching over them.

A few days later they began to watch, under the watchful eyes of residents and staff alike. The first chick to arrive was named Eve and she was joined over the next 24-hours by two girls and four boys.

Residents enjoyed watching the eggs hatch and cuddling Eve and the other chicks. One relative said, “Mum loves them. She will sit for hours looking at them.”

Of the seven, the hens are being kept at St Joseph’s while the four young cockerels are being rehomed. When they are old enough, the hens will move into a run at the back of the home where residents can continue to witness their development and care for them.

St Joseph’s specialises in caring for older people, particularly those living with dementia. Many people call it home, but it is also a place where people can take respite breaks. As well as ensuring the people living there are well cared for, St Joseph’s offers a rich and stimulating environment with regular activities and special events.

With its resident priests offering daily Mass for those wishing to attend, St Joseph’s has a special atmosphere in which the religious and spiritual needs of all are respected and met. Easily accessible by transport links, it has exceptional views of the Warwickshire countryside and is close to the heart of the market town of Coleshill.

To find out more or to arrange a visit, call 01675 434500. St Joseph’s is also opening its door to visitors on 21 July to coincide with Father Hudson’s summer fête. Visitors will be given tours of the home in an opportunity to see first-hand what it has to offer.