Ok they (2 silkies) pipped one morning and then sat there all day. all night, most of the next day. So I finally carefully cracked them out of the shells bit by bit. The had fully absorbed their yolks, did not lose a drop of blood, and were fine after they dried off. They are running around in the brooder now. The third chick (silkieXblue Andalusian) hatched itself no problem. Lazy little silkies!!!