I have a muscovy duck that is setting on about 20 eggs. I went out to check on her this weekend and smelled a horrible smell coming from her nest. When I walked over to check on her and the nest, I noticed that she was standing over her eggs. I immediately knew that one of her eggs had exploded. I wanted to clean up her nest and remove the shell but I was too afraid that if I disturbed her that she would abandon the nest and eggs and it is so close to hatch time. Her eggs are scheduled to hatch this week. I hope that the contents (bacteria) of the exploded egg doesn't kill the other eggs that have not hatched. Has anyone ever had to deal with an egg exploding under a broody duck hen? If so, what did you do? Should I have risked disturbing the duck to clean her nest or not? Thanks for any input.