I have call duck eggs on day 26 in the incubator. The first pip yesterday was at the small end of the egg. Another pip this morning, same thing. What causes this? Did I do something wrong or is this common with ducks? Brinsea incubator with rails and auto turn, lockdown on day 23 and layed on their side. This is the same way I treat chicken eggs and I don't get upside down chicks. I'm trying to help the first one out but it isn't going well. Yolk isn't absorbing so I'm going to leave the other one alone and hope for the best. I hate this part, don't help and it might die or help and it might die.