Good News/Bad News. The Good news is that the second chick made it out of the shell and is starting to fluff. I also have 4 other eggs who have pipped and one is zipping and peeping as I type this. The bad news is that the first chick died in the shell. I tried to help by quickly getting it out and wrapping in a warm wet wash cloth. I removed the stuck edges of membrane and bits of shell and put it back in, hoping it would finish on it's own now that I had made it easier. I thought it was still alive as I could hear peeping. Turns out that was the second chick and the first was likely already dead when I took it out.
Does anyone know if I should take the dead chick (which is still mostly in it's shell) out now or wait until the hatch is over? I hate to keep fanning the lid.