Is it possible for a duck egg to survive if his shell got cracked and his head is out? there was a little bit of bleeding and I can clearly tell his yolk is not absorbed. The air cell was definitely drawn down to one side, so he was close to hatching but I don't know what day they were on. My friend gave me the eggs after their dog killed the mother duck. And then my power went out and I had to relocate my incubator and it got cracked/opened in the process, ugh!!! I have him just in the incubator and he's just laying there moving his head around once in a while. His head is the only thing out of the egg.