I had a chicken sitting on eggs and she rejected them after 3 of the chickens had hatched! I always trusted the mom so I threw them in the woods like I do every time we hatch. But this time one was still alive and when I tossed it into the woods the shell fracked and he baby duck was peeping. I feel so awful I can't imagine what I just did. The poor thing what it must have thought. I have had birds for 13 years and this has never happened! My dads first reaction when I grabbed him and brought it inside was to open the egg and help it because he thought it was hurt and needed help! We opened the egg and it was still attached to embryo. We put it in a box and made it humid as possible with water and heating lamps as well as moist paper towels. The embryo seems to be gone and it's still breathing and chirping after 1 day but it is stil attached with cords. I know I messed up on many levels and I just want the poor thing to live. I never meant for this to happen!!!