i'm considering hatching some duckies in order to get the duckling i want and be the first person there when they are hatching. I have never hatched eggs before but from what i researched i should be capable. It was suggested to me that i hatch my own eggs or ask someone in my area who's hatched eggs before to hatch them for me. (pay them a fee of course, thye could also keep any other babies that hatch). This actually sounds like a great idea, but i would HAVE to be the first to see them when they hatch...like get a call on the hatch day when they pip. if the hatcher has children they'd have to wait to see them until after i get there... this sounds like a big favor to ask of children, lol. so i contemplated buying a small incubator and doing it myself, but i have no idea how hard it is. I'd have to go by books and online. Also, does anyone still have Swedish hatching eggs? anyone in Alabama (or in the areas/states surrounding?) willing to hatch them for me? anyone have any luck with small incubators... is it hard to do on a small scale?