I have 44 eggs in a bator, three hatched, two pipped and one that's made it half way around his shell, but has been stuck for over 24 hours. He's still struggling valiantly, but he's got his beak out up to where his beak meets flesh and the shell is starting to cut into it. Since his beak is out, he can't get it back in to pip the rest of the way. My humidity has sucked during the hatch, too. I poked some sponge strips in the plug holes and that brought it up a lot, but they've dried out now and the humidity has fallen again. The chicks have all been hatched for awhile, with the latest hatching before 7am this morning. SO...do I take the risk of opening the bator to help the struggler out? While I've got it open, I could take out the babies and move them to the brooder and wet the sponges to up the humidity. Is it worth the risk? What would you do in this situation?