Hello everyone Just writing this thread because we are having some difficulty with a hatching duck (Ailsbury) egg. We put 6 duck eggs under 2 broody chickens & this one is hatching first. When it first started to crack there were no problems but when the ducks beak first started to appear one of the broody hens started pecking at him (At his beak directly - there are marks on it now) so we instantly removed the egg. We made a makeshift incubator (cardboard box with a warm lamp above the egg) to finish the egg off however it's been in the same position more or less for the past 11 hours now. Basically we think the duck is stuck inside its membrane. Also when the duckling got attacked by the hen we think she ruptured a blood vessel in the membrane but the blood soon dried up. We also rubbed some water on the membrane some time after the incident & when we did the duck cheep 4 times in a row (something we hadn't heard until then) - is this a sign of pleasure or pain? Here are some photos: BEFORE GIVING WATER: AFTER GIVING WATER: Please give me any help you can! - Is the duck safe? - How long is left? - Is cheeping a good or bad sign? - Should we help him or her? - Are we doing the right things? ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK!