Mama Duck Always Celebrates Spring At New York Hospital Every year at a Rochester hospital, the mother duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards to lay her eggs. And when it's time to go, she leads a parade of ducklings down the hall and out the door.
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Mama Duck Always Celebrates Spring At New York Hospital

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Mama Duck Always Celebrates Spring At New York Hospital

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Every year at a Rochester hospital, the mother duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards to lay her eggs. And when it's time to go, she leads a parade of ducklings down the hall and out the door.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. A hospital in Rochester, N.Y., observed what they call a rite of spring. Every year, a mama duck lays her eggs in one of their courtyards. Once her ducklings have hatched, she lets the facility know it's time for her to go. They open the door to the courtyard and she leads a parade of ducklings inside, down the hall and out another door to the outside world. I guess when it comes to giving birth, if you find a system that works, stick with it.

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