New Life

Yesterday morning I went out to the barn to discover one of our Muscovy Mommas had hatched out 26 ducklings.
I couldn’t believe my eyes! We have 3 adult females & 1 drake. This is our 4th hatching this season. The first one hatched 2, then 5, then, 4. 26 has to be a record 😉 They are adorable. We never bore of new life on the farm.

Her way of letting me know I am getting a bit to close for her likings.

With a little time and effort she manages to cover them over quite well.
Have you ever heard of a duck hatching out so many babies?