ETA: So looking at the pictures here, it appears that the pip might've actually been an accident, as opposed to a real pip. Like the shell broke, as opposed to the chick pipping. The chick hadn't made it into the airsack yet, am I right? So the blood in the following picture was, if I'm thinking right, from the mama hen pecking at it. Her beak had blood on it. And the fake pip or accident would explain why it was the only one to pip yesterday and still none of the others pipping yet...am I getting this right? Just trying to fully understand what happened here today. Please tell me your thoughts and experiences! I went to check the broody and her eggs. The one that pipped last night had a piece of shell that I could pull back. There wasn't anymore pipping since last night from this egg or the others. I pulled a few pieces back and thought maybe there wasn't anything in there but as I pulled a bit more off, I could see an air pocket that was quite large and it seemed the membrane/chick was only taking up about half the shell...the space was large. The membrane looked quite dry and I wonder how this baby knocked that shell open at all if it's sitting in the other half? But I did see a tiny bit of movement beneath the membrane...very little, like a heartbeat, but I wonder if I should help it out. It's been over 12 hours since the first pip. Do I help it out???