May 2024 – Incredible Eggs in the press; read all about it!

Without wishing to 'crow', we think we offer something pretty special here at Incredible Eggs - and it's lovely to know that those who book with us feel the same way! Below are some recent Incredible Eggs stories from the last couple of months. We thank everyone for their kind words and were absolutely delighted to 'read all about it'! Please click the links to read the full articles and see all the wonderful photographs.

'Feathered friends bring joy to care home residents'

“There was a real buzz around the Home and our residents and staff had so much fun caring for the chicks, watching them hatch and grow. It also prompted stories from residents who had fond memories of keeping chickens when they were growing up.” - Yahoo News/East Anglian Daily Times, 12/4/24

'Buckinghamshire care home’s eggs-tra special Easter surprise'

“The hatching of the ducklings at Portobello Place has been a delightful experience for our residents. Seeing these birds up close has sparked interesting conversations and provided a calming, sensory experience. It’s fascinating to see how such interactions can brighten up the residents’ day and offer a moment of relaxation and joy. " - The Bucks Herald, 8/4/24

'Pupils raise Easter ducklings at Oriel Academy'

"Incredible Eggs provided educational resources and instructions when they delivered the kit along with a contact number for additional support: “They made it really easy for us to enjoy the experience,” says Kelly. “For many of our pupils, it was the first time they’d interacted with a living creature; ducklings are very sweet natured so it was a great introduction for them.”  -  The Borough of Hounslow Herald,  22/3/24

'New ducklings bring spring joy at Belong Macclesfield'

"The residents have taken to looking after our ducklings like a duck to water! It has been incredibly moving to see them stroke them and welcome them into their home. It has also contributed to the vibrant spring feeling as children have come especially to see the ducklings." - Warwickshire World, 3/4/24

'Baby chicks bring joy to Bury care home residents'

"The benefits of spending time with animals for older people are immense. Research has shown that having something to pet or touch can result in lower blood pressure, better heart rate and reduced stress. Pets can provide emotional stability during stressful situations, helping to reduce anxiety and depression." -, 11.4/24   It's not too late to book an Incredible Eggs hatching kit for 2024 - we still have availability across England and Scotland, especially in the summer months - please click here for our Prices/Booking/Contact page.

BBC News – Care home residents bring ducklings into world!

"We do a lot of animal therapy here and these ducklings have had a very positive impact on our residents." - Linda Lowe, Manager, Moors Park House, Devon. Read the full article here!

Kentford care home welcomes ducklings over Easter weekend

“Looking after animals and being in their company has proven therapeutic benefits for older people, particularly for those living with dementia..." Published by 'In Your Area'. Read the full article here.

Crewe Care Home residents receive a surprise visit

Resident, Doreen Kelly, said: “Before today, I didn’t think I would ever hold a baby chick – this has been a marvellous experience!” Published by 'In Your Area'. Read the full article here.

Teach Early Years Magazine

5 ways to make sure a hatching project is ethically run. "Ethics should always be considered wherever human involvement with other living creatures occurs – and classroom hatching is no exception. Respecting living things must extend beyond the classroom if your hatching experience is to be a truly ethical one. The birds involved deserve nothing less." Jane Stuart, co-founder of Incredible Eggs, April 2022. Click here to read full article  

Your Well

"Incredible Eggs - best for an incredible ethical hatching experience...If you want an experience that will make you feel grateful for life, look. no further." - January 2022. Click here to read full article.

Sheffield Telegraph

Luke Owens, home manager at Broomcroft House Bupa Care Home, said: “It has been wonderful to see how excited the residents are, as many have never seen an egg hatch or held a new chick before." - June 2021 Click here to read full article

In Your Area

“This has truly been an unforgettable experience,” said Deborah Payne, Home Manager at Whittle Hall. She continued, “I can’t think of anything we’ve ever done that has brought everyone together like this hatching experience." - June 2021 Click here to read full article

Bromsgrove Advertiser

"It has been wonderful to see how excited the residents are, as many have never seen an egg hatch or held a new duckling before." - May 2021 Click here to read the full article

Daily Record

Lesley Kelly, home manager at Avonbridge care home, said: “We were given lots of advice from Incredible Eggs, and we successfully hatched all the eggs into beautiful little chicks. We’re all really looking forward to watching them grow up and be big enough for their chicken coop.” - April 2021   Click here to read the full article

In Your Area

Judith Boikhutso, general manager at Camellia House Care Home said: “In these unprecedented times, ensuring residents feel engaged and connected with the outside world and Nature is paramount. - April 2021   Click here to read the full article

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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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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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