HELP WITH RESCUE EGGS

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  1. dfwnate

    dfwnate Just Hatched

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    Hello! I am brand new to this (BYC and hatching eggs) but I am having a bit of a dilemma. I have 3 Muscovy eggs that were left over after a hatching from a mama bird in our neighborhood. I waited a good while to ensure she wasn't going back to the nest. By my estimate the 3 eggs were probably left alone for a couple hours. I made a makeshift incubator for them, and pretty soon after things started warming up at least one of the eggs started chirping. That was a little over 24 hours ago. I'm concerned because I haven't noticed any other progress, no discernible movement in the eggs and no piping that I can see. Should I consider helping the eggs out? What is the right amount of time to wait before you do help? Thanks!
    PS temp is kept right at about 98 and humidity at about 40-50% as I read that Muscovy eggs need less humidity.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

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    @casportpony she has Muscovy's.
     
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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs
     
  7. dfwnate

    dfwnate Just Hatched

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    Thank you everyone for your responses. We are progressing!
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    Yippee!...Congrats...So exciting..:)
     
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    Why on a towel?...
     
  10. dfwnate

    dfwnate Just Hatched

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    @chickens really I didn't have access to an incubator in time so I made a makeshift one using a reptile heating pad and layers of towels until I could get the desired temp of 98. Should I not use towels?
     

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