Hello, We (my family) have a chick that has pipped at the wrong end ( the end opposite the air bubble), and it has been over 12 hours since the chick pipped (we noticed it at 7 am). The chick has been chirping and moving it's beak, which we can see, but it has not made much progress in getting out. We read the BYC article on when to assist, but more advice would be appreciated. The chick bled a small bit earlier, perhaps because it was lightly prodded with a pencil when one of my family member's was trying to remove a small piece of eggshell. I have read that the chick's pipping at this end of the egg is dangerous, since the chick pips through the blood membrane. (sorry if am wrong on this). Anyway,if anyone has any advice it would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, ChickenLover 22 P.s It looks like the chick's membrane is dry, but her blood vessels are still visible. advice is appreciated!