Muscovy mom and 18 chicks

Muscovy Mom and 18 Chicks (including one that's behnd her)

My new little white duck friend returned to the garden again and this time she wasn't alone. Now I know what she's been doing when she's not in the garden ... as in sitting on a hot nest filled with eggs for weeks on end. Here she is with the payoff: Her brand new baby chicks. I'm not certain yet but I think she has 18.