Am i able to artificially incubate a Muscovy Duck egg using dried leaves as the source of heat, gauze pad as the cushion or padding and a metal box as the housing.... Will the eggs be incubated or not? My father does not want any electrical equipment that produces heat to work overnight like incubators that uses electricity. So i came up with an idea of using dried leaves. I dumped a pile of leaves inside the metal box just as enough to mostly cover the egg and i added a ventilation to the metal box. Will the leaves be able to incubate the egg? Will it produce heat? And most importantly, can i hatch the egg using the dead leaves as the heat source. I slightly moved the egg a little, will it kill the egg? Are there any more methods, suggestions or ideas for an incubator that uses no electricity other than the leaves? Is it possible to make an incubator using sand, gravel, flour, cornstarch or any other organic or inorganic material? I just really need an incubator that uses no electricity but of course, produces heat. By the way, the eggs were freshly laid by the muscovy duck hen. Please help! I NEED IMMEDIATE RESPONSE! Please this is an emergency!