We have a broody hen we brought in the house 2 weeks ago, during extreme cold. We've dealt with mites, poop on eggs, etc. I thought they were dead, we candled yesterday, early AM, threw out 3 duds, low and behold, 1 (possibly 2) are alive. The one had already internally pipped, not sure when, so, 24 hours later (or more), no external pip. We did that for it, not sure if we should (keep in mind, these eggs started incubation long before 3 weeks ago (but I believe the cold kept them from progressing, it is very strange), worked fine, but I wasn't where the beak was. I just went in (3 hours later) and had to "zip" to get to the beak area since it still hadn't done any pipping or zipping. I never touched the internal membrane, no bleeding at all, there still is a little veining. I put a dab of warm water on it with my finger and stuck it back under the broody hen to keep it warm (she does a great job). Now the wait to see if it can get out. I guess I've done all I can, it's beak is free from the membrane and is breathing good. I'm wondering, should I go in every few hours to dampen it a tiny with a Qtip or does a broody mom do ok enough with her humidity. It may be better to keep it warm and moist under her. I do know when I pulled it from under her it was hot. Thanks for your help. Please respond.