Residents at an Ayr care home have set up an egg-stra special chick hunt for Easter.

Greenan Manor care home, in Doonfoot, is asking local children to help residents relocate their pebble chicks in time for Easter this weekend.

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Operated by care home provider Meallmore Ltd, a number of painted pebbles have been hidden in parks around Alloway - and care home residents have enlisted the help of primary school pupils in the area to find them.

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Children who return a painted chick to Greenan Manor Care Home will receive an Easter egg prize for their hard work.

The home's manager, Elaine Hughes, said: "Our residents loved painting these cheeky chicks this week, and they’re really ‘egg-cited’ to greet the children that manage to spot one over the weekend.

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"It’s important for the residents to engage with the community and this little spin on a typical Easter Egg hunt is a great way for Greenan Manor to give back.

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“Our chick pebbles are bright yellow and very distinctive, but they’ll be well hidden. Happy hunting and good cluck!”

The painted chick hunt will be running all Easter weekend, and local families are invited to return the chicks to the care home reception at any point over the long weekend.