At my work, there was a duck who laid 13 eggs. She was a very dedicated mother, would sit on her eggs through storms, dog encounters, kids trying to pet her, etc... she would not move unless it was to eat. Well, a sad thing happened, she was killed by weasels (minks) and all but 4 eggs were eaten. Some one suggested that "since I have chickens" I should take the remaining eggs and see if they would hatch, so now I have them... How can I tell if they are still viable? (she was killed overnight, 2 of the 4 eggs were still covered and a bit warm) Currently I do not have an incubator... I forced one of my hens to sit on them though.... is there anything I can do? Sorry, I never hatched a bird...we usually just buy chicks, so this is new to me. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.