Sorry I just need to rant a little! It drives me INSANE when people say NEVER to help a chick hatch! They say if they don't make it there is a reason. Yeah, sometimes that's true! About 5 weeks ago when I was hatching my first 5 eggs I had two of the chicks that pipped and both couldn't move for 8 hours! Everyone was telling me not to help it out and if it dies it dies for a reason. I decided to help both of them out just what they needed to be helped with and let them do the rest. I figured out just in one area they were shrink wrapped a bit and that's why they couldn't zip. Now I have not three, but FIVE healthy 4 week old chicks. If I didn't help them out a bit the would probably be dead. And guess what? Not for a reason, for NO reason. Sorry. Just had to get that out.