So long story short, something (?) happened to my incubator and during hatch (seriously, zipping like crazy!) the temp spiked to over 120 and killed my babies Clinging to false hope that there might be survivors, I got out the tweezers and took the eggs out one by one to chip back some shell to confirm.. dead I found 9 dead babies before I discovered one hanging in there! One tough little duck (Luckyducky? I think the name might stick!) managed to survive the temp spike that wipes out its' siblings. I of course, rushed it back to the incubator. This was about 12 hours ago. I can see that its not ready to come out yet. Since I opened up a little bit of the shell, I have a pretty clear view of the membrane covering its head. Veins, thick with blood. How long before those will dry out? It was 28 full days this morning. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight with this lil guy still in its shell! Having a hard time sitting on my hands here, I don't want to lose my last one! But sit on my hands I must.. because I SEE those veins. Bulging. So don't worry. I won't touch. I know I'd kill it quicker than help. Baby appears to be doing well. Moving its bill lots and peeping occasionally. I'll be on the hunt for a buddy or 2 for it. The thought of one lonely duckling all alone in the brooder breaks my heart!