My Fawn Indian Runner has hatched her eggs, she hatched 4 and the way we had things set up one of the babies was behind the nest and we had to pull it out to reach the baby. When I looked into the nest there was a broken egg and the other egg was missing shell on the bottom side where it laid. I took the one with the broken shell in the house and candled it and saw a baby moving inside. It seemed to be weak so I thought it might be having trouble getting out of the shell since so much of it was missing. I started pulling the membrane away and it started to bleed so I wrapped it in wet, warm paper towels and put it under a lamp. I kept checking it and it just seemed to be getting weaker and weaker. I waited a day and pulled some more of the membrane away, until it started to bleed and put it back in wet, warm paper towels, under the lamp. It finally came out of the shell yesterday but I am wondering if I should try to put it under it's mama with the others. It does seem weak, it seems to not have as good a balance or control of it's feet or something. It has done better as the day passed but I am afraid that it might not be able to keep up with it's siblings. Opinions? Now, Mama duck has taken the other 4 babies out of the coop but she goes off and leaves them. Um, maybe I should say she walks faster than they do and they get left behind. I don't see how she can protect them at all if she doesn't stay with them. 1. Do you think she is a good mother? I don't know a lot about ducks so I don't know if her behavior is normal. 2. Should I take the babies and keep them away from the other ducks/chickens until they are old enough to take care of themselves. 3. I have some duck eggs in an incubator, after they hatch, how old do they need to be in order for me to find them new homes?