For starters, my son and I found a lone duck egg at our neighborhood park last week. I am unfamiliar with duck eggs, so right off the bat, I thought it was fake because of its odd placement. We took it home, consulted my knowledgable neighbor, who confirmed it was real. I have since made a homemade incubator, temperature pretty much stabilized ( still fluctuates when I open and close it to turn the egg). Two days ago, we noticed a small but distinct heartbeat, and the next morning, some very clear veins. The veins are not spreading all over the egg like the ones in the pictures I have seen. My question: If the egg looks pretty much the same for 2 days, but there is no prominent "ring of death" and doesn't smell, is it possible it is just taking a while to get started? ?? Please help! I don't want to get too attached to this potential little life. Thank you so much!!