See I used to have 4 breeds of ducks. 17 ducks in all and it eventually got to be too much when I went back to school and I gave them all away and when I got a few free extra duck eggs in an order of chicken eggs that I bought, I told Phil, it would be ok, because I was just going to hatch a few. So all three of those hatched and then I wanted muskovies but only one of those hatched and that was just 4 so that was ok. Then someone on here had some magpie duck eggs really cheap and they are so pretty and of course I had to put in a few of my own duck eggs to test and then we had two magpie ducklings and a one of my own hatch so that is 7--still good. THEN I get eggs for just shipping from Chickie Mamma. So she send me a dozen! But I am thinking, no bid deal, only a few of them will hatch and then 10 of them were fertile and growing but I am still thinking no big deal, only a few will hatch. So they started pipping yesterday, 3 pipped and one died in the shell and I thought, well that is ok 2 more would be just about right and then another pipped and that was still ok. And then this morning 3 have hatched and 5 MORE HAVE PIPPED and it is all Chickie Mamma's fault for sending me such good eggs! Ummm, and that is what I am going to tell Phil when he comes home and looks in the new brooder that I am hoping to keep under the kitchen table.