My name is Ama. I live in the Blue Mountains (NSW, Australia) with my mum, my mum's partner, my younger sister, my boyfriend and our two cats (Latte aka fat boy and Bambi aka precious girl) and: 2x Mallard ducks - Daisy and Indigo (I think sisters) 1x Mallard drake - Billie 2x newly hatched (two days ago) ducklings - Bam Bam and Perfect (with more to come, the girls are sitting on a nest of 5 or so eggs) 1x Chinese silkie rooster - Boston 2x Chinese silkie hens - Cupcake and Timtam (sisters) 2x Chinese silkie young hens - Strawberry (about 2-3 months old) and Tigerlilly (about 1-2 months old. Both children of Boston and Timtam, but Strawberry has been raised solely by Cupcake) 1x Australorp hen - Obama 1x Rhode Island Red hen - Chicka 1x Australorp cross Chinese silkie young hen - Daytona (about 1-2 month old - child of Boston and Obama but born in the same clutch as Tigerlilly and raised by Timtam. Obama couldn't care less about her daughter lol) When we got Boston for the clucky cupcake and Timtam we had to help strawberry out of her shell. She was having some problems so I came across this forum to seek advice. The other chick who got out healthily by itself mysteriously went missing and we still don't know what happened there but we have put in extra measures in their pen to make it extra secure. Strawberry survived and is a beautiful strong girl now. Two nights ago, we found a duck egg in the middle of the pen. The girls (Daisy and Indigo) were sitting on their nest but this egg was just out in the open. Mum let Chicka out into the main pen to roam before bedtime and Chicka found the egg and peaked it open and luckily my mum was still there to find that the egg had a live baby in it. My partner and I had just finished dinner when mum frantically called for me and then the process of saving the babies life began. Again, with the help of different posts on this forum, we were able to save him and he survived the night. I gave him sugar water initially, cleaned him up using cotton tips and balls, sat him under two warm lamps and on top of a heating pad and played him mother duck sounds from Youtube. He also had a prolapse where his umbilical cord was but in the morning it had retracted and healed over. The next morning we reunited him with the mums and to our surprise, another duckling (perfect) had hatched overnight and greeted its sibling (Bam Bam) with joy. The mums were happy to take Bam Bam which was a relief. Anyway, I thought I'd officially join the forum since I use it in times of emergency and maybe I can be of help to others in similar situations.