Hey ya'll! I have a few questions about incubating duck eggs with no incubator. So, my muscovy hen is a great mama. She goes broody often and has given me many beautiful ducklings. But.... I have a Pekin hen (never broody) who tends to lay eggs in her nest with her. By the time there is a full clutch, half are pekin and the other are muscovy. It's never been a problem before. Usually the Muscovy hen will lay on them no problem. The pekins hatch about a week sooner. In fact she has also hatched a couple chicken eggs right along with the rest. They hatch even sooner but still it's not been a problem... Until now . The Pekin eggs hatched fine, but as soon as they finished hatching she gave up on the rest of the nest. All the Muscovy / Hinny eggs were left alone and cold while she and her new Pekin babies went exploring. At first I left her alone because she was still coming back to the nest every so often to sit. After 2 days she was only sitting at night. Her eggs were definitely not going to make it at this point if I didn't step in. So, I brought the 12 eggs inside. I candled them but didn't see much movement if any so I dropped each of them in a warm glass of water and watched for the slightest little bump. Out of the 12, 10 of them showed life. I done away with the 2 that had passed and began bringing their temp up slowly with a lamp. I don't have an incubator so I put them in an empty fish tank, covered the half with no lamp and prayed I could keep there temp regulated. I've been turning them every so often and misting them with water and couple times a day. But, I my first little pip happened 2 days ago. He seemed to be shrink wrapped by the membrane so I pulled back on it slightly until I seen blood so I stopped. I've read here and there to keep them moist with a damp cloth wrapped around the eggs. I've read not to do that because it's too much moisture. Right now I have the lamp on them with a warm damp wash cloth laying over them. Is this good, bad????? I feel like I may lose this battle if I don't get the right instructions at this point. I have several more pipping and I don't want to lose them. Please if you have any advice or answers, I would be ever so thankful.