My broody silkie hen has been sitting on this duck egg what seems like forever... And today, finally I saw that it was pipped. Luckily my boyfriend went home from work sick, so now he can keep an eye on it. I saw it pipped at 630 this am, it's 12:45 now.. Is it normal that it has not hatched yet? This is my first duck hatch, so I'm a little clueless. I had my bf moisten the membrane around the hole with boiled and cooled to warm water. I'm uneasy of asking him to help it out at all. He doesn't understand pipping ad zipping and whatnot. (heck, I barely do too!) Is there anything I should have him do? I'm so paranoid.. It's a chilly day, probably about 50 degrees out. I'm tempted to bring i the pipped egg and put it under a lamp with damp sponges. Oye. Please if you have any pointers, let me know! I'm especially hoping this egg hatches. It and two other eggs are all I have left of my pekin boy Peewee and my indian runner girl Curry. My idiot pomeranian mix dug under their pen fence last saturday and mauled and killed both of them. I'm so sooo upset about it and am hoping these little guys can carry on for them.