my fingers are crossed for you!! These are all local eggs, right? (Not shipped) which will work in your favor. Local eggs are more forgiving and a lot stronger. I watched a YouTube video yesterday of wild ducks hatching. The mother was not even on the nest half the time and when she was she was not big enough to cover all the eggs. The pips were just out in the open pipped and peeping. The video followed the whole hatch and it ended with a lot of fluffy baby ducks. So I hope that it will all be ok for you! And again, you are gaining a TON of experience with this hatch, which is priceless!!