Today is day 28 of my call hen, Bonnie, sitting on a clutch of ten eggs. Since the 26th, though, she's hardly been sitting on them at all and my drake, Clyde pays much more attention to them than she does. About an hour ago I went out and found Clyde picking at one of the eggs until there was a small hole in it. There was blood (the placenta, we think) coming out of the hole. So we brought it inside and put it in a bowl to show my mom later. We thought it was dead. So when she got home we wanted to know if there was a duckling in there at all. So she picked off some of the shell, cut open the membrane and we were looking at the 'dead' duckling when it opened its mouth!!! He's alive! What in the world do we do? I don't know if there's even a chance that he'll live or if he's as good as dead. We put him in a box (still mostly in his egg) with a heating pad on low and covered it so it's dark-ish in there. I don't know what else to do but wait? Every few seconds he opens his mouth like he's gasping for air. Do we just wait until he either dies or comes out? None of the other 9 eggs outside are pipping (?) so we don't know what to do. We locked Bonnie in there to encourage her to sit on them maybe and locked Clyde out so he doesn't pick at any more. Do ducks help the babies out? I'm pretty sure they don't. We're kind of in shock here, this is our first batch of eggs. Please help! Pictures coming in a moment if you feel you need them. I have to upload them to photobucket. Help?!?