Hello everybody! It has been so long since i have last been on Backyard Chickens and i am happy to be back on because I have quite the thread here... So yesterday I was walking down the road when I saw what looked like dead cat or something. It was all black and laying on the side of the road. i walked up to it and saw that it was surrounded by a group of eight eggs! Five of them were in good shape and three were cracked, bloody, and had dead babies in them. The larger black figure was a mother duck, she was also deceased.I touched one egg and it was still warm, the dead mother duck was too. I grabbed the eggs and ran back to my house. i put the eggs up to a flashlight and saw that there were little ducks growing inside, and boy were they big! i had a incubator with four chicken eggs in it that were supposed to hatch that night so i put the duck eggs in it and prayed that it wasn't too late. I don't know how it happened but this morning one chick and one duck were both moving around in the incubator! Over the next couple of hours all five duck eggs hatched but the other three chicks didn't. So i have one chick and five ducks in the brooder. Now i live in Massachusetts and the only wild duck i have seen is the mallard. I have never ever seen a breed of black duck here, but who knows maybe they exist because i know nothing about wild ducks. I have scoured the internet searching for a breed of black wild ducks native to New England but i have had no luck. I was hoping maybe i could get some experts to tell me what breed of duck they are. If you guys don't know then maybe it is some domestic duck that got thrown out of a car because nobody wanted it? I don't know, that would explain the cracked eggs... The babies are also black but have light yellow splotches all over. Here are some pictures. Thank you, TheEggCollecter Sorry i could only get pictures of three of them the rest were sleeping!