This is my first batch of eggs I'm hatching (8 Delaware Giants, all move when candled and veins are visible)... I built my own incubator and I currently have seven chickens (two barred rock, three americauna, one cochin, and one buff orphington) in my homemade three story coop... The thing I'm really worried about is that I had to help my first chick (none of the others have pipped yet but three are moving and shaking) out of it's shell after it didnt start "zipping" after 6 hours... the outside membrane was really white. I read up on how to help (she was still really strong and chirping but just not moving around) so I slowly did the zipping for her and she pushed herself out... I didnt know what to do with the connected egg shell so I stuck the chick and the connected egg (when I was zipping it I was very careful to make sure the visible veins were clear and not flowing before I would proceed.. it took me about three hours to finish)... anyway the chicks shell was bloody when it finally disconnected from it and that worried me, but the chick pulled through and is now doing fine in the brooder. My question, how can I do better if I need to help another chick? less blood loss? I know that its my humidity which I didnt turn up on the 18th day, but now I'm spraying them with a water bottle occasionally and trying to keep the humidity around 65.... What I'm asking about is how to help them better if need be. Thanks for any advice!!