Ok so I went a tiny bit hands on with the first egg, I felt so guilty since its been drilled into my head that we aren't suppose to touch them, but in my heart of hearts I just felt something was wrong and my humidity was to blame, so if it's my fault that the chick is having issues, then isn't it my responsibility to help it out? Well, that's what I used as my excuse to work up the courage. The chick was becoming less vocal so I was afraid of it suffocating. I started gently chipping at the egg and once I broke the membrane over the beak, it started singing! Such a beautiful sound! I got quite a bit done until I saw a tad of blood so I quickly wrapped it in a wet paper towel and put it back in the incubator. That was almost an hour ago and it is still singing non stop lol. Here's a pic of it when I started peeling the shell away.
Now for my new questions:
-it has a bit of a "click" when it breathes, is that normal?
-also, how long should I wait before trying to assist again?
I agree with Ruby. But would also like to add, if you left them in her nest for a week, she could have slightly incubated them and got them going, so they may not really be "early". I assume you started counting when you put them in the Bator. So I wouldn't be too concerned about the timing. Some could even be a few days later if she covered them differently. Good luck!