So, a couple weeks ago we had a hen go broody over some duck eggs. Then we got busy, and oops! We have growing babies! Just so everyone knows, I've never done anything like this before, so I need as much help as I can get! Broody has been happily sitting on three eggs in the corner of our coop, I haven't done anything to separate her from the others yet, since no problems have come up (but I know I need to do something soon). Just candled eggs tonight, #1 is around 20-22 days (I couldn't see through the egg, it was completely black), #2 looks to be at around 18-19 days old (can see distinct features, and this little guy is very active!), and I think #3 died. (no distinct blood vessels, just a blob) I've been using this link as a guide... http://www.metzerfarms.com/Candling.cfm I don't know what to do from here! Pretty sure it was a newbie mistake to have the eggs developing at different rates... I've tried to do my research, but have yet to find a lot of good information on a chicken raising ducklings! (didn't find as much on BYC as I would have liked...) I have no idea how to set up a good broody pen, make sure she does her job, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't be candling this late because I'll mess up the duckies orientation for hatching! Trying not to freak out... I really don't want to kill them from my lack of knowledge! Thanks guys!