Hi, I don't post on here often, so I hope someone will help: I set a few eggs (3) under one of my broody hens, and the rest (14) are in my dining room in an incubator. Hatch day is tomorrow (when I set them, it was late at night so I counted the next day as day 1) So it makes sense that 2 of the eggs under my hen have begun their journey, they each pipped. The first egg to pip I noticed around 2pm. I checked a couple hours later and much of the outer egg shell was broken off, but the next membrane layer was white and shriveled-looking around the chick and not broken anywhere. I have never seen a hatch happen like this. After consulting a neighbor with chickens I decided to open the white membrane a tiny bit (I poked a hole) so the chick could breathe. I could see the chick breathing inside. I had heard peeping earlier, but not so much/not very strong. After checking a few hours after this, more than half of the egg was just crumbled up and the chick had died So when the 2nd egg pipped, it looked the same- shell broken off but chick did not break the white membrane which looks very thick. I decided it must be humidity-related and transferred this 2nd egg to the incubator in my dining room. I figured the humidity in there must be better and I plan to transfer the chick back, I just don't know if I should do the transfer when the hatch is well under way, or after the chick is hatched and dried. So, is this ok, and should I do it for the 3rd egg after it begins to hatch under my broody hen? I can just put some non-fertile eggs under her till it's the right time to put the chicks back with her. Please help!