I have 28 eggs of various breeds (got them from a local farm) and this is day 19 pm and I have one egg pipped at the correct end and one that pipped this morning on the breech end. I waited 8 hours and nothing more from it. I was worried that it had drown or sufficated and so against so many people's advice but following some as well, I quickly snuck it out of the bator and carefully felt the membrane and felt a beak and removed just enough to let the little peep get its beak out. I moistened the membrane and quickly placed it back into the bator with the beak end propped up a bit so as to assure its breathing. This was about 3 hours ago and since then it has not done anymore zipping and it is still peeping, moving and opening and closing its beak. The question I am hoping to get help with is whether or not its lack of further zipping might indicate problems. I am sooooo stressed - hubby thinks I am loopy and is about ready to drag me kicking and screaming out of the bator room. HELP PLEASE!!