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So I found a duck egg under a tree two days ago and it was still warm so i took it home and have been keeping it under a heat lamp and in some blankets. it has a few cracks in it but nothing that seemed to have penetrated enough to cause the egg to leak or anything. I have no idea about hatching eggs and I dont even know if this little guy is alive or not. I have heard that I should see veins when it gets old enough but I have not seen those yet. when I found it and yesterday there was a definite yoke in there, and it is not visible in the pictures all too well but it was kinda still there today, but today i can not see it as well as before. the air sac at the top also seems to be getting slightly larger. I really want to know if it is still alive in there but I have no idea right now. thoughts???? does anyone think it could have survived and I should keep trying or is this one a lost cause, or even too soon to tell?? help :) 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to BYC.  You might try to keep the egg going for a couple more days, but given all the cracks and the difficulty in keeping it at the proper temperature and humidity the chances of it hatching are not very good.  If you do happen to see veining, you probably should seal the cracks with candle wax.

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ill try to keep it going for a little while. do you see anything that would tell how old it is?????

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