Well, I think I lost two of my eggs but still have one. the duckling started peeping last night between 7 and 9pm. It's now almost 6pm the next day here. The duckling is still peeping every so often, although not as much as s/he was last night and this morning. I'm not a fan of helping, but I raelly want to try to get one duck out of my first hatch attempt. Although I don't really want to get myself in over my head by trying to help. How long does it usually take for the external pip? EDIT: Actually, now that I shine some light in there, I think I see a little piece of egg shell that fell through the grate in the humidity ring! I can't actually see a pip though, but it could be towards the underside.