Please help, I need some quick advice. We're on Day 21 and I had several eggs in a brand new genesis bator. Most of these eggs did not go into the bator until a couple weeks after they were laid and many of the eggs "vacationed" on our kitchen counter. I don't know the importance of that fact, but I think it might mean something. At least 10 chicks have hatched without problems. These chicks appear normal and healthy. We have six eggs left, two with pips, and the others with peeps. Here's the problem: two chicks have had problems. One of he first chicks to hatch (a copper black maran zipped and then died shortly thereafter. When I inspected the egg, it had a lot of bubbly, sticky and syrupy"goop" in the egg and around the zip. A few hours later, a second egg pipped and I noticed the same bubbly syrup oozing out of the zip. I know it's against standard advice to assist the chick in hatching, but try telling that to my daughter. I freed the chick's head so it wasn't drowning in the goop. That was six hours ago, and the chick is still alive and he doesn't seem to be as distressed. My temps and humidity have been steady the entire 3 weeks. I'm concerned about the sticky stuff. What is it? Should I let the other chicks deal with it themselves? Any advice is appreciated.