We reread this article before every hatch. Incubators are NOT natural, and they don't recreate natural hatching conditions perfectly. Only a broody can do it just right! So it makes sense to us that sometimes we choose to help a chick out when that less-than-perfect incubator hasn't given it what it needs to hatch on its own. This article tells us everything we need to know about how to help - and most importantly, WHEN to help.