I have a duck egg that a momma (bantam chicken, don't ask, same thing last year, duck eggs hatched fine and one this year so far) has been sitting on (along with some chicken eggs). I noticed this morning that there was a hole in the end of the duck egg shell, but not in the membrane. I can occasionally see some movement, so it seems to be alive. The chicken doesn't seem to be sitting on them as well as she had been, but I've got one chick hatching right now, so it must be warm enough (its been consistently in the 70-80s here for several weeks). It seems weird to me that the membrane hasn't been broken. Any idea what this means? Should I be helping this duckling hatch? Should I just apply a couple drops of warm water to the membrane to keep it moist? Should I turn on a heat lamp to keep it warm enough? I currently have the chicken and eggs (including the chick that is currently hatching) in a portable dog kennel in our shop, so its not in the sun. Its warm, but not super warm in there. Just an FYI, the chick seemed to be moving slow and the membrane seemed dried so I put a couple drops of water on it and broke away a little shell and membrane and put it back with mom. But this one's beak had come through a ways. After a while the chicken started helping it. I had turned on the heat lamp, but keep wavering on whether it should be on or not, so turned it off for a while, but I moved the eggs closer to mom hoping to protect them from drying out and turned the heat lamp back on. When I last looked it hadn't completely hatched yet, but I don't know when it started and I know it can take a while. I've never helped in the past.