I am in need of fast advice. I have a broody hen that has been on some eggs and this is day 18. I am not sure if the other hens cracked the egg of if the chick cracked it. the baby is alive and I can see it move around. The membrane looks to be solid and I am scared of what to do. I brought the egg inside and have a heating pad wrapped around it. The hole is pretty large. It was small but when I picked it up the pieces fell away. I also see blood so I know it is not ready to come out just yet. I had a chick hatch last Wednesday on day 18 so I know that they can come before day 21. What can I do? Do I seperate the Momma and put the egg under her or do I keep it. I am so scared and am about to cry because the last time the baby did hatch to early and it didn't absorb the yoke completely and i had to cut it because it was just hanging out of him. I surely don't want to lose another one again. Please help me and tell me what to do.