Well, my chick aren't due to hatch until Monday and I was getting ready for lockdown tonight and I notice an egg with a hole in it and I can see the chick's beak. It's at the wrong end too! Dang! I am hoping the chick makes it. I put it to my ear and heard cheeps and some pecking. I hadn't upped my humidity yet, it was at 45. I must have some hotter spots in the incubator. It is homemade. This is my third hatch in a row and I have had good luck so far, although my last hatch had several chicks pip on the wrong end also. I am hand turning and my eggs lay on their side. Would putting them in egg cartons help? What causes chicks to pip on the wrong end? The eggs is a nice shape. These are Polish eggs. With my last 2 hatches the Polish chicks hatched early also, is this common?