I left the house today around 1pm, with 3 freshly hatched chicks (1 dorking, 1 ee, 1 bantam mutt) and 1 ee egg left to pip/hatch. when i got home, the ee looked like someone had seriously smashed it. i drew in pencil where the air cell had been damaged from shipping, prior to incubation so i could follow it's progress, and it had internally pipped before i left. all i can think of is that it pipped while i was gone and the others were 'helping' it hatch faster? the chick is breathing and peeping occasionally, and the others have been moved to the brooder, even tho they weren't totally fluffed yet, but seem to be doing ok. (the EE is a loudmouth incessant peeper, was huge and stuck so i assisted) I've cranked up the humidity a bit more, but wondering if there's anything else i can do for the little guy that hasn't hatched yet... edit: i reviewed the webcam pics (taken 1 every minute) and it looks like the ee pipped around 2:30 and they started peeling shell off pretty quick after. within an hour the hole was about 1/2", an hour later about 2/3 the size it is now, and by 5:30 had a huge crack along the side like someone tried to smoosh it.