RubyNala97 your instinct was right. The Muscovy egg that had breathing type motions last night didn't make it. Very sad but hopefully we'll have a clutch under momma duck later in the summer. I was wondering how we'd have integrated a lone baby duckling into the flock.
Drama drama here today. My one surviving turkey poult that hatched Thurs has been doing well. Its sibling had to go to chicky heaven yesterday as it just wasn't right and it had a bad leg. I went to clean the brooder out earlier this afternoon having been out all morning. The baby was lying motionless on the floor - it somehow had escaped the brooder (I've never had a chicken escape this brooder!). It's still pretty chilly here and it was totally lifeless, glazed eyes, and its neck was arched right back and its legs extended. It looked a total goner. Well, it was still breathing so I had to try. I got my hairdryer on a medium heat to warm it on a fluffy towel and then popped it into the incubator. I really expected it wouldn't do anything. But wow that baby surprised me. Slowly slowly it perked up, started off moving its legs into a more normal position, then lifting its head, then cheeping, then standing. It's only gone and started walking around and eating again!!!!!!!! I might have to name it Jon Snow