Yesterday morning I heard my first peep from the bator. This is the second batch of eggs I have incubated. By the time I got home I had a cute little fuzzy butt chirping like crazy in there, and another pipping. Where the pip started there was a little bloody ooze around the hole. Little 'lips' (HAHA) were poked through and it was breathing on it's on and makig little peeps. I figured it would come on through during the night and hatch. This morning when I got up. there was no change but he seemed to not be moving and trying as much. His little beak would open and close but no sound. I opened the hole just a tad bigger and saw that he had pipped just below the air bubble level, in the sac. Once I opened it up a bit he got a bit more active but seemed really stressed. I opened the end of the shell where the air sac was and the membrane had gotten a bit dry and was starting to stick to him, restraining his movement to get out. Once I pulled back the drying part of the sac he pushed really hard and broke the shell open right there in my hand. He was still really wet and had a kind of bloody slimy feeling but cheeped really loudly once out. He felt kind of cool as soon as he came out of the shell so I put him straight back into the bator to warm up and dry out. I had to leave him, with a little prayer, as I was already late for work. Did I do the right thing or would he have been able to come out on his own? I didn't make him come out too early did I? The membrane was kind of tough and he was starting to dry out from the air getting inside the egg where he had pipped it open. I hope he's gonna be all fuzzy and happy when I get home today (at 5pm). I hate not knowing what's happening.