My friends are trying their hands at hatching some Easter Egger chicks from their flock. They are doing this with a homemade incubator. 3 of the 6 eggs pipped approximately 48 hours ago. They are not completely zipped, from what we can tell. They pipped from the correct end, they are visible and breathing. They peep. The humidity right now is 60%, and temp is 100* steady. Theyve not opened the incubator since they saw the first chick pip. They put the eggs in the incubator on Feb 29 so the chicks are hatching a little early.
I included pictures and would like to hear from more experienced people if we are at the point where we should attempt to assist. I'm confident I can zip a bit more for them without damaging the membrane, but just don't know if we should go for it yet. What would you do?
Thanks so much in advance!