This is why you should never count your ducks before they hatch. My 5th grader wanted to hatch eggs for her science project that is due on March 18th. We counted back the days and would have had ducklings by this weekend for her project. She had 2 identical Brinseas, got all her duck eggs from the same seller on ebay and was going to compare a cooling off period vs a non cooling off period in her 'baters. Now that it looks like hatching was a complete bust, any suggestions on how to salvage this for the science project? We have some ducklings coming to us next week for fun but that's not very scientific. . . We have some chicken eggs that are going in the 'baters tomorrow but they won't hatch in time for her project. Brings back memories. I hatched chicks for my own science project when I was a kid and had a great hatch rate. But then my dog got into my room one night and killed them all. I was studying hatch rates so I was able to complete my project (although I had to find some chicks to display at the last minute) but my daughter won't be able to do that now. I'm lost as to how I can help her salvage this. Thoughts anyone?