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I can't believe you're still up, but I've stayed up that late a few times when ducklings were hatching.
I don't know that it's bad for them. It's just what happens. When I have hatches happening at different times, I take out the hatched ones and put them in a brooding incubator unless they're hatching very close together. I think it's so cute how the hatched ones start pulling pieces of the shell from the unhatched ones trying to help them hurry up and get out.
I'm often up this late, I work nights. I'm always about checking my babies, cats horses pigeons..
Yay, so exciting!! :D
You can always put the unhatched eggs into a little box or plastic container inside the incubator to keep the hatched ducklings from kicking them around. That does happen, though. All the noise and movement outside helps encourage them to hatch, but I don't like mine getting kicked around so much, personally.
You'll need to post some pics soon of your new arrivals!
Yes, please just force yourself to be patient. I now it's hard but, sit on your hands! (You stopped the bleeding though, right?) The vast majority of eggs do not need help hatching and it causes more harm than good to try and help. Ducklings rest usually around 24 hours between each step of hatching, so 12 hours with no progress is no need to worry at all. They need that time to rest and finish absorbing the blood in the membrane vessels and also their yolk. Leave them be and I'm sure they'll hatch just fine. ;)