Spring chicks

CHILDREN at a Backwell infant school welcomed in spring with an eggstra special delivery.

Five chicks hatched from eggs laid by two hens donated to West Leigh Infant School by one of its dinner ladies, Edna Baber, last summer.

Mrs Baber recently lent a cockerel to the school to keep hens, Plum and Crumble, happy and the children are now delighted with the result.

Headteacher Nik Gardner said the children kept a motherly eye on the hens as they sat on their eggs for 19 days.

He said: “We are hoping to raise the chicks in school and keep two to add to the two existing ones, which were named by the children.

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“The chickens are looked after by a couple of members of very enthusiastic staff and of course lots of help from the children.”

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