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Ducklings living by council headquarters relocated after several die

James Hockaday

A mother duck and her hatchlings who made Slough Borough Council's headquarters their home over the weekend have been relocated after several ducklings died.

On Monday, council staff arrived at St Martins Place in Bath Road and were delighted to find about 15 ducklings and their mum had found shelter in a covered draining area.

Sadly, falling temperatures on Monday meant some of the ducklings did not survive the night.

The mother duck and her surviving little ones have now been relocated for their safety.

A Slough Borough Council spokesperson said: "We were all really sad. We took advice from the RSPB and RSPCA."

She said it is not unusual for this to happen and that the hot weekend may have lead to the duck's eggs hatching early.

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  • The Lady Of The Lock

    03:03, 14 April 2017

    Well let's just say the end was Nie in their hands given their previous experience & the long history of failing children & families that they Should of HELPED. I heard the Social Service TOOK all the Children & the Mother Couldn't Cope,with her Signets &NO support from the Council in the Community or the MP so she ended up on QUACK. Never ever ever able to see her family ever again.

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