One little chick pipped at the wrong end, and has not made progress all day- pip was this morning- could have been earlier, but I was really looking at the other ends of the eggs for any signs of pipping so I could have looked over it I guess. Anyway, there is a hole so the chick can breathe, but chick has not made progress at all. I have to say that this chick's peeps are the loudest I've ever heard coming from an incubator! I don't know if it's just strong and going to come out soon, or if it's asking for help. I know it's totally normal to have a pip and then nothing for 24 hours, then they come out full force (as some in this hatch have done) so I don't want to intervene, but since this little one is in the wrong position I don't know if it's got a chance to get out on its own.... What do you think??? ***Update: Just want to add I peeked in on the egg (through bator window using flashlight so I can get a bit of a look at what's going on in the hole in the shell) there are these 2 things moving along with the beak that I cannot recognize as feet, they look like 2 sticks moving, a yellow creamy color?? PLEASE tell me this chick is not horribly deformed, that's what I am thinking The type of chicken is a Phoenix...don't know if that helps. The phoenix eggs I put in my incubator this time around are for a friend/neighbor- from her chickens...she gave me the silkie eggs I wanted, for free, b/c I am doing her a favor of hatching her Phoenix eggs. I know she had mentioned something about a lethal gene and tufts and that some can die in the shells before they hatch, but I don't know anything about this and I don't know if it has to do with what I'm seeing.