My eggs are on Day 24. I had 4 chicks hatch yesterday one of the chicks was not able to get out. It pipped but could not continue. I gave that chick 30 hours but due to a thick membrane it couldn't get out by itself. I helped it and it is doing great now. I just opened one of the eggs thinking I didn't have much to lose and they probably wouldn't hatch anyway. I started at the air cell and gently peeled the shell off. I soon realized there is a chick in there and it is alive! I see a blood vessel (Which I didn't touch). The chick is moving and the membrane was really white (Shrink Wrapped?). I wet the visible membrane and placed the egg back in the incubator. There is still a visible yolk sac. My questions include: -Does a chick have to absorb the yolk before hatching? -Should I open up the top of the eggs for the other chicks to help get them started? Please don't tell me that I shouldn't have opened the egg, because it is already done and after all, it is day 24. Thanks for all and any input.