Hi and sorry it took me so long to reply. My 2 youngest kids have been sick and I ended up getting it too For your chicks with the dried residue, you can use a washcloth with warm water to remove it. If it's really stuck on, you'll need to get them pretty wet but keep the water plenty warm and get the chick back under heat quickly. Watch the nostrils as you clean the face and head. I actually had one this hatch that the eyes sealed shut! Congrats on your BLRW's!! I hope the others are making progress this morning. If membranes look dried and yellow or brown, you can wet them carefully with water on a q tip or can try applying a bit of triple antibiotic ointment with a q tip to the exposed membrane being VERY careful not to apply water or ointment around the nostrils. This should help keep the membranes from drying out further. Sometimes wrong end pippers hatch just fine on their own. I had 3 last week: 2 chicks hatched with no help needed, 1 needed help. They don't internally pip like a large end pip so when you see them at the wrong end, they seem to take longer to start zipping slower but that chick is actually just starting to breathe air and still needs time to rest and absorb the blood and yolk. Chicks that pip into the air cell normally have started this process before the external pip. I give them 24 hours after pipping (right or wrong end) before I think about intervening. Also, are your hygrometers calibrated? If not, your humidity readings could be off and you may be running lower than you think which might explain some of the drying issues going on.