Two ducks chose a spot under one of our fig trees and made shared nest. One of the other was always there, so we were never sure how many eggs they laid. One day I heard peeping from the direction and went to take a cautious look.
It was impossible to get a head count. Both mothers fussed over them, and were suspicious of me. Several days later, they brought them out.
They move around a lot and the mothers always position themselves between the ducklings and anything else, so it took awhile to get a head count.
There are 17 of them. That brings us to a total of about 30 Muscovy ducks! Time to figure out what to do with all of them.
Double Mom Ducklings © August 2016