Waiting for more quacks at Templeman

24th September 2011

Home manager Deanna Barnes says: “The ducks have been a great source of interest to residents, staff and visitors, and we are all very excited at the thought of some new additions to the duck family!”


Ducks which recently hatched at Templeman House residential home in Bournemouth have laid their first eggs.

The two eggs are now being closely watched by staff and residents in anticipation of some new arrivals.

The ducks, Peeking, Millie, Dilly and Dippy, were hatched in the home from an incubator and eggs loaned by a local resident, and a duck run was placed in the garden where residents could keep an eye on them.

Home manager Deanna Barnes says: “The ducks have been a great source of interest to residents, staff and visitors, and we are all very excited at the thought of some new additions to the duck family!”

Templeman House is one of 16 homes in Dorset operated by Care South, a leading provider of residential, nursing, and home care services in the south of England.