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EGG DUE TWO DAYS AGO!!!! PLEASE help!!!!

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Okay, so this is the LAST live egg of the entire 30 egg batch. We got them from someone on Craigslist so I'm assuming that's why almost all haven't hatched. Our other batch hatched three. But many died fully developed and through the air sacs. I'm assuming it may be because we didn't have the humidity high enough. But I didn't want this single egg to suffocate like the others did. So I read somewhere it was okay to help after 24 hours after the day it's due. So I put a little minuscule hole in the top where the air sac is located. Then made the humidity in the incubator as high as I could and left it for another day. Now, today, I brought the egg in the bathroom with the hot shower making it as humid as i could and started peeling little bits off of the egg until I could see. I saw it moving. So I then wet the membrain and poked a tiny hole through the air sac, (but there's still a lot of yellow inside the membrain) wrapped the egg in a wet paper towel and put it back in the incubator. Now it's still moving occasionally. But it looks like the membrane is almost inflated. Like it took the place of the shell. It's dry but I continue to wet it because it's still alive. PLEASE tell me what to do!!! This is my first time hatching eggs and I'm freaking out. I know I probably shouldn't have helped this one but I think it still has a chance.
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@Lacrystol

@dotknott

 

This may be sticky - I am not a hatcher, but these two are ... you can also try posting on the http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978237/she-said-he-said-whos-right-whos-wrong-no-one/34360  thread.

 

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Replied to your PM.  Are these photos from this AM?

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Replied to your PM.  Are these photos from this AM?
Yes these are from early this morning
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Any update?

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Any update?

I still don't think I see a bill but I think it's moved it position. The veins are still pretty prominent... And the membrane seems to have sucked in even though I'm keeping it lubed up... Is that normal?
Edited by duckymuma - 5/5/16 at 5:17pm
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This baby was Sticky

Silkie and Call Duck Lover - just can't have enough..
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Silkie and Call Duck Lover - just can't have enough..
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