i posted this on the Hatching Eggs forum, but maybe this is a better place....anyone have experience with this? hey guys....i've never hatched duck eggs before, i was just checking out the Pekin duck eggs that i have. i was planning on putting them in lockdown tomorrow and just a few minutes ago i was staring at them and wondering WHY i was staring....telling myself nothing will be happening till Friday....when lo' and behold i saw a pip!!! how shocking!! thank goodness i upped the humidity earlier today to about 68%....but i was still turning them. now i feel like i can't open the bator to prepare them for hatching. i was gonna secure them in a couple dish rags in rows so that they wouldn't roll all around like crazy once the lil' ones started hatching. well, now i just have to let it all be. i was wondering why one pipped so darn early? arnt they suppose to hatch on day 28? today is day 25!!! the temps and humidity have been the same as i do for my chicken eggs. 100 F with a 45% humidity. i read online in quite a few places that duck eggs require the same temp and humidity as chicken eggs. when i candled them a couple days ago, some of the air cells took up about 1/4th of the egg, maybe a tad more than a 1/4th....others were a bit smaller. what do u guys think? also, should i worry about the eggs rolling around like crazy once the hatching starts?? After this one duckling hatches, should i take it out and THEN put the other eggs into lockdown? or just leave it in the bator to play soccer with the other eggs?