We had chicken eggs donated to us for hatching. 1 exploded a few hours after setting them. Replaced it. Went in this morning and found another had cracked and oozed all over. Eww. The kids 'helped' me clean it up. Then we brought all the eggs into the bathroom and candled them. 19 chicken eggs and 22 duck eggs. We now have 4 chicken eggs and 21 duck eggs. 1 duck egg I thought was a dud when I checked it last weekend and I was sure today. So hopefully no more exploding eggs. We are under 2 weeks to go with them now. I really only wanted to hatch ducks anyway - guess I don't have to worry about bringing home any chickens since the most we'll have now is 4.