I am new to chickens! I have several Muskovy ducks (all female) and a Chinese goose. I've always wanted chickens so when my Goose and one of the Muskovy ducks went broody I decided to see if they could hatch me some chickens! I put the first few fertile chick eggs under the Chinese goose. She hatched one yesterday but sadly it would seem that she is too big and likely smoothered the new baby. So today I decided it would be best to get her up and off the nest. This was obviously not going to work. I removed the chick who had passed, the 2 golf balls I had in the nest and a cracked egg. I noticed before tossing the egg that it appeared to be moving! Sure enough there is a little peeper in there trying to get out. After reading some of the advise given here in these forums I did try the damp cloth and tweezers. I have safely removed a lot of the shell. But then under the advise of someone who does raise chickens I was told NOT to try to remove the chick The little beak is out and the baby is moving and chirping. I have placed him in a shoe box with a heating pad and covered the membrane with a damp warm cloth. Any advise? Should I be leaving it? Should I continue to try and help him out? I think the concern was that he might not be fully developed. But, although again I state I am new to all this, this egg has incubated under the goose for 23 days.