I went out today to check the progress of my little mallards nest. Yesterday she had one that was pipped!! I was soooo excited! This is her 3rd or 4th nest...nothing hatched before. She was at the pond just quacking up a storm, like something was bothering her. So anyways, I went out there to check on her..fearing the worst....snake! The hatching egg was gone! Not in the nest. I poked around in the straw, and found the hatching egg burried. It was cold....and about half hatched. I just knew it was dead. So, I decided to carefully peel the rest of the egg off, just to see what " would have been" ( she has no Mallard male.) IT TOOK A BREATH!! OMG! I ran inside with it, ran some warm water, and with it cupped in my hands, ran warm water through my hands to warm the baby. It started squirming, and weakly cheeping. I got out the blow dryer and went to get the bator warmed up. 30 min into drying the baby....it started to peep! The bator was at 100 degrees, so in it went with a damp cloth. So, now it has been in the bator for almost 2 hours...I hear peeping...how long do I keep it in there, and when do I offer it food and water? Help! I so want this little one to make it!