Have they been stuck for 24 hours?
Please read through this hatching thread if you haven't already. Assisting the chick hatch is the very last last last resort.
Let nature work...my longest has taken 28 hours from pip to zip to out...I know it's exciting but you really want to have everyone healthy and have the best shot.
I usually do not open my incubator until end of day 22 sometimes start of 23. It's a rule I picked up from an experienced hatcher on here and it seems to work for me. Chicks have the yolk to live off of for a couple days so it's not an issue. What I have found is that once the chicks start to hatch they all seem to follow right along. Any eggs that are left at the end often had issues anyhow.
I used to assist some in my hatches...and then watch them die...and cry.
I hope your hatch turns out well ...for now...go shopping or to the library or something to keep your mind off of your hatch and your fingers out of the incubator!
I didn't not wait twenty four hours at all. I just saw them this morning and panicked that they couldn't breathe. I've read it partially but will read it again. Ugh!!! I didn't expect to be so freaked out. I'm just scared that they will need help and I don't help but I'm also scared I will help when it's too soon and like you said, accidentally kill them. Ughhh!! I just want them out and safe. I can't even go anywhere to keep myself busy. My ten month old just got out of the hospital yesterday with pneumonia. I do have to run to the store for a vaporizer really quick so that will burn some time up! Thank you for the advice!!!