It was cold and desserted when they found it. He keeps asking me if I think it's still alive. I don't know anything about eggs-but I think that we would need an incubator to be succesful with this project. I don't know what we'd do with it if it did hatch. I'm sure the cats would think a baby duck or goose would be quite a treat. I also have the rotten goose egg from "Charlotte's Web" in the back of my mind. Hopefully, we won't experience that.