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Woman Saves Cracked Egg By Carrying It In Her Bra For 35 Days

Betsy Ross, her husband, and her children saw a duck nest smashed up in a park in Visalia, California. They found an egg that had a small crack. Betsy decided to take the egg home and started incubating it, in her cleavage.

Betsy, her husband, and her children went to a local park in Visalia, California, to play pickleball and noticed someone had smashed up the duck nests that were there

“My kids were very upset about it … [they] found a lone egg with a small crack that wasn’t leaking and asked me to save it.”

“I really didn’t think I had a chance of saving it because I’ve never hatched an egg”

“I couldn’t afford an incubator, so I called our local wildlife place [but] they told me they didn’t take eggs”

Betsy asked the organization if they would take in the animal if she hatched it and they agreed

“So I put the egg in my bra to keep it warm and started researching online how to hatch a duck”

“I carried it in my bra for 35 days and slept with it there as well. I’m a plus size girl so it just kinda fit right between my breast”

“When I had to shower, I had my husband hold it. I figured if mom ducks leave to get food for a bit then wouldn’t hurt to leave to shower”

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“At 35 days, I started hearing faint peeps which the internet said was called pipping and its beak was pushing out of the lining”

woman saves duck

“One day, we woke up and he was walking. Later on, I would let him swim in the tub and mud puddles”

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“He would nap with me during the day and I made a little carrier for him and took him places with me”

“He would follow me and when he heard my voice, he would lose it and scream. He seemed to know when I left without him because my husband complained that he would sit and cry”

“I contacted one of my rescue connections and found a little rescue farm that is nearby”

woman saves duck egg

“He is doing well and has a new human girl who loves him”