New member in need of help with found duck egg

Duckegg44

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Hi all my name is Danielle I found a abandoned duck egg on top of my swimming pool cover in the dirty water while cleaning out the leaves and want desperately to save this little thing please read my thread and help me save this little egg
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Do you own ducks or maybe the neighbor does? Just wondering where this egg came from. You can candle it to see if it is viable or not. If you think it is, you can stick it under a broody or incubate it yourself.

Here is a couple of articles on candling and incubating eggs....

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/candling-pics-progression-through-incubation-of-chicken-eggs

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

Good luck with this egg and keep us posted! Welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

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You might want to post the pictures in the Incubating And Hatching eggs forum. You can't really tell how old an egg is (how many days since it has been laid) just by looking at it, there doesn't seem to be much of an air cell, but if it has been in the water it wouldn't have been drying out either... have you started incubating it?
 

Duckegg44

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Apr 28, 2014
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Long Island, New York
Yes I put it in a container on top of my boiler in my laundry room it's at a steady 101.7 degrees nice and warm I've been turning the egg every hour and I put two moist napkins in there too
 
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