I have 10 eggs under a broody hen. As of this afternoon, 8 are hatched and doing well. Other 2 eggs were still under hen. Checked on her tonight and she's off the 2 eggs. One has been pipped and no further progress since this morning. Chick is ALIVE and i can hear cheeping and feel movement. Other egg is nearly zipped and I can see feathers of chick, but has been zipped like this since this morning. I put eggs back under hen. This is my first hatch. Do I help, do I not? I don't want to help too early, but I don't want to wait too long either. Any thought on what I should do? Strange to me that mama would get off of them when she was a committed sitter. This is her first brood. She's being a good mama showing other chicks where water is and food. Just concerned that she was sitting on other side of nest with all her hatched chicks, and the eggs were just left. Eggs were due to start hatching today, but we had our first arrival yesterday morning and was completely fluffy and dry at 10 am. We live in Florida and it's hot and humid here, so I wonder if that's why they started early?