I had a new experience today. Cracking open an egg to find out if the duck inside was indeed dead or alive! Sadly it was the former. And it is really gross thing to do and not recommended. Some friends got the eggs to hatch and then to take the ducks to the farm, but unfortunately it appears they were given dead eggs. We thought it was best to check (they should have already hatched) as there was no noise and the shell was turning black!
I'm glad for gloves and feel a little strange looking at the eggs in my fridge :)