How long from the first hatch should it take the rest to hatch? I have a momma duck who abandoned her clutch about a week from hatch date over the summer. We removed those eggs and I didnt think much of it until I saw her last week sitting on about 2 1/2 dozen eggs!( i guess her sister was contributing to the clutch!) the first one hatched around 8am yesterday and now there are 10 that have hatched or almost finished hatching. every time I go out there there is one or two more! I brought them inside because the drakes keep harassing her and she keeps leaving the nest and the weather dropped from 90-60 degrees over night. so now I have 8 babies inside... I raised chicks and raised ducks but they were a few days older than these guys 1. what kind of waterer? I've tried a tiny cup and they spill it. hubby cut a hole in a tiny water bottle and they tried to swim in it and got stuck! 2. how big of a brooder should I get if I most of them hatch? I am leaving on Tues for a week and would rather have it already settled before I go, so hubby dioesnt have to deal with moving them to a bigger place while Im gone, since he is taking care of the kids, cats, bunny and the horses, ducks and chickens~ 3. how long should it take for the majority of the ducks to hatch?