UberDucky and brood

Muscovy mom and 22 chicks

For the uninitiated, UberDucky showed up in the garden recently with 18 adorable newborn chicks. Because so many Muscovy moms sadly lose their chicks -- one after another -- to predators, I always worry about them and wonder if any will be missing the next time I see them.

Not only did UberDucky not lose any chicks, but she showed up the next day with 18 plus 3. That's right -- 21. So she's had those for a couple of days and then tonight, after they stopped off in the garden, I took a pic of them swimming in the lake and later counted them:  There are now 22. 

So rather than lose chicks, the UberDucky clan continues to grow. I wonder who will join her floating party next.