I am teacher who has successfully hatched chicks in the classroom in a small digital incubator that monitors temp and humidity. One of our students brought a duck egg to school in his jacket pocket one day. I didn't really count on a hatch, not knowing if it was even fertile...but we put it in the incubator, and tonight, after being away on a field trip all day, I went to check and found a small pip hole. Digital monitor says this is hatch day, so I kind of panicked and brought the incubator home with me. I should have done so before, but I read up and realize now that ducks can take a long time to hatch after first pipping. So... my question is: can I safely take the incubator back to school in the morning if the duckling is still pipping? It's only about a 10 minute car ride. I'd love for it to hatch with my students in the classroom.
Also, I haven't heard any cheeping or seen any movement of the egg, even when I talk to it.
Thanks for any help!