Chickens come before the Eggs at Middleton Oaks!

Middleton Oaks happily welcomed some new feathered friends to the chicken coop.

Staff and residents said hello and had a cuddle with 8 Pekin chickens that were kindly donated by a local Middleton St George family. The cosy chicken coop is already home to hens Sage and Little Legs, but there is plenty of room for more inhabitants and it really is a case of the more, the merrier.

The Pekin breed is a distinctly pretty one – hens are as much pets as egg layers. All residents at Middleton Hall are welcome to join in caring for the birds. They are very amusing and get to know those who visit regularly. Come along and check out who becomes top in the pecking order!