Hi everyone, I need some help and advise here. I am new to hatching eggs, and so does my hen. I don't have a rooster so I bought some hatching eggs to put under one of my broody hen. After a long wait of 20 days, here is what I see today when I came back from work. I see a little whole, and can see the chick is breathing through the little whole. I can not help myself, so I used my finger to break the egg shell a little bit wider for her( I am sorry if I have done wrong) . After the hen had something to eat and drink, she went back sit on her egg again. Here is my question, would the chick still have enough oxygen & fresh air? when the mother still sits on them? I am so excited and nervous, I hope this chick can survive.....hopefully my manually "bigger" whole wont hurt ..