Hi, I hope you guys don't mind me posting here, as I do not have chickens or ducks or anything. I joined up because over the last week or so, most of the info/threads I have found on bra/boob incubation are on here! So, the story. I aquired 4 house sparrow eggs last monday (workmen removed them from our roof and I saved them from a box they'd chucked them in, they couldn't be returned). I dropped one egg. But the other 3 had little hearts beating upon candling them. No incubator meant I had them on a hot water bottle for the rest of the day, then a lightbulb went off in my head and I popped one of them into a little pot between my boobs, since I was worried the water bottle wouldn't stay warm overnight. Well I ended up overheating the other 2 on the bottle (although they stayed alive for a few days) so was left with one little Booblet. Candled every night expecting it to have died and it just kept developing. Last night it pipped externally and this morning it has made a bigger hole but no zipping yet. This is where I am getting worried. It just has it's beak out of the hole and is breathing, making a clicking sound (which I can hear from under my clothes haha). It's been at least 18 hours since the pip.. does anyone know if this is at all normal for Sparrows (or similar birds)? I mean I'm absolutely floored that it has got this far, but now it has, I'll be gutted if it doesn't successfully hatch.