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June 18, 2012 in Outdoors
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For seven years, mallards have raised broods of ducklings in the science building courtyard at Ferris High School. This year a hen and two of her offspring hens raised broods where students could see them daily as the went to class.

June 17, 2012 in Outdoors
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Mallards have raised a bumper crop of ducklings in the science building courtyard at Ferris High School, where students roamed daily.

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This duckling is one of three survivors from a late hatch among three broods in the crowded quarters at Ferris.

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Mallard hens squabble occasionally to defend their chicks and territory in the science courtyard at Ferris High School.