A group of chickens have found a new home just in time for Easter.
Residents at The Quay Project in Greenfield, for former homeless people, are hoping for a bumper harvest of eggs this Easter after four new arrivals joined their brood of hens.
The scheme already looks after rehabilitated former battery-farm hens.
Project worker Chris Ashworth said: “The niece of relief project worker Susan Richards was looking to re-house four lovely chickens, three Warrens and a Silkie, they’re in great condition and have already settled in really well so we’re hoping for a bumper clutch of eggs over Easter.
“Our hens have been a winner from the start.
“Tenants are provided with fresh eggs which are used in our regular ‘cook and eat’ learning sessions with staff and, at the same time, tenants gain a greater understanding of nature and benefit therapeutically from caring for the hens.”