Hello, 1 have 4 eggs, yet only three are fertile, but the duck hen is dead as a sly fox got her . Now i have one egg about to hatch but problems have arose and i feel the duckling is struggling to hatch or free itself. Please any advice would be grateful I need some help from where to go now. sorry for my terrible inexperience Day 26 -27, day and half ago i heard the duckling pipping so, i left the duckling to try create any bumps or small hole. When i woke this morning, the duck was chirping and pipping (slowly) away , It stopped around afternoon and still nothing , slight movement but thats all. I am worried cause i think the duckling might be upside down and pipping at the small end of the egg. so. I cracked the wide end of the egg off to help it breathe perhaps where the egg sack is. There is a bit of yellow spots (could be the yolk or feathers? not sure.),But no leaking blood. I think i see the knees of the duckling sticking out. I fear the umbilical cord is at the air sac end, but not too sure? I placed some q tips with warm water on top of the white rubbery membrane and , it became see through- ish small blood vessels visible with blood , and one larger blood vessel which i think might be the chord. I uploaded some picks. image 1 image 2 image 3 image 4 3-4 hours later Wet membrane with small blood vessels image 5 image 6 My own judgment is not enough, I tried to help it but could be doing more damage. My question is Can somebody perhaps discuss with me what should i do next.