Okay, for what it's worth I'd help it out. I hope if you do it it'll be okay but when I did mine (I had NO idea what I was doing) my theory was that if it was strong enough to try to come out it was ready. So, I capped off a bit of the shell so that it could still breathe and waited and watched the rest. Some came out gangbusters and some were slower but I didn't lose the ones I 'helped'.
Could it be that the shell on these is just very hard?? Making it a tad more difficult to come out?
Gosh, now I'm nervous. Let me know how it goes hon.
All of you that are "helping out", I may be stupid, but doesn't that mean having to open the incubator? I thought you weren't supposed to do that no matter what. My babies started hatching yesterday, eight so far throughout then and now, but #9...it "pipped", I could see it's little beak, it was moving fine, but then totally stopped. I know they sometimes rest, but it has not bugged at all in hours and my biggest concern is occasionally the other chicks peck at the part of the baby that is sticking out. Is this because it's dead and they know it? How am I supposed to get to the egg to help and not mess up my humidity?