I thought I would post some pictures on how I assist chicks to hatch when they can't get out. If I hear them peeping and is getting late in day to hatch I will kindle the egg and if I see bill in air sac I will take hammer and crack egg open then peel it where I see no chick is in egg to get him where he can breathe. I will then start the help out process. Rule of thumb when assisting is if you start to help you eventually will have to help all the way. Places of membrame will dry on the chick and he most likely won't get out alone after you have peeled on eggshell. This egg was at end of time to hatch out and the baby could not get egg pepped. I pepped it for him then let him set in incubator about 7 hours and he is peeping wanting out so I feel rushing little bit but it seems to be in distress so i am going to take it out. In picture above you can see veins in membrame. You have to be sure not let egg shell lacerate them or accidently break them cause chick can bleed. I put blow dryer on low and have 100w bulb in lamp above me so I can see and helps keep baby warm. The blow dryer dries membrame and make veins shrink. The goal is to peel every bit of eggshell off of membrame without breaking any veins. Eggshells on membrame poke holes and make your chick bleed. with this successfully done you pull membrame down on chicken taking out his head careful to not make it bleed much and put his legs on outside of membrame and not let him kick it off before you safely tie it off with white thread so he doesn't bleed. I blow dry some here and take paper towel or napkin to get moist white away from cords then I either put him on side or run thread under him using real long piece so i can have enough to work with and tied a knot around cords. I usually do that 2 times for safety. and take scissors and cut them away. The more you can dry membrame the more blood and strength your chick will have.