First up: Our eggs started hatching early Monday morning. This morning we had another one hatch and I just put him in the brood. The older chicks started pecking him. I got a little tupperware bowl, put some shavings in it, put him in it, and placed it all in the brood under one of the heat lamps. Should I do this? Could they kill him? I felt so bad for him b/c he was in his resting period. Secondly, we had one egg that had been trying to hatch for about 36 hours. He had gotten very close, but was stuck for about 24 hours. This morning I helped him out of his shell. There was no way he would have been able to get out, he and his shell/membrane were pretty dry and the membrane was beginning to stick to him. I know some people say to not help them at all, but I felt bad for him. I placed him back in the incubator to finish drying out, but it seems as though his neck and one leg is still in the "fetal" position. Will this correct itself? Opinions on helping a chick out of its shell? Thanks in advance We are 1st time hatchers. We have 12 hatched so far.