Chickens called Pasta and Tesco pay visit to care home

TWO chickens with unusual names have spread some joy at an Oxfordshire care home.

Elderly residents have been taking part in a range of activities at homes across the county, to mark Care Home Open Week.

The bantam chickens – named Pasta and Tesco – paid a visit to Madley Park House care home in Witney.

The chickens belong to home manager Niki Rowlands, who has cared for them since they were a week old.

She said: “Our residents were excited to see the animals. Their faces lit up when they saw them.

“They are very friendly and one of our ladies said the feathers were lovely and soft.”