Today wasa the first day that I have let my muscovy hen and her ducklings out of the brooder or coop. It was in the high 60s today and sunny so I figured it would be a good day. I was periodically going out to check and make sure they were okay and nobody was bothering them. I also went ahead and counted to be sure nobody had disappeared. The ducklings are usually always in a pile so with them somewhat seperate and while they were busy exploring, I counted. There were 12. I thought. Apparently someone has always been hiding for the last 2 weeks because there are actually 13! I mean there were times that I would count 13 but I just figured I counted someone twice. So, I am the proud new owner of thirteen ducklings.