Yesterday was our hatching day. It was going great and i was very confident all the 14 eggs would hatch. We have a few chicks hatch but then our hygrometer and thermometer broke! And our hovabator tends to spike alot with the change in humidity so i was panicking. 2 chicks that were in the middle of zipping have been stuck for over 24 hours (maybe 48 hours can't remember) and i think its due to them getting stuck to the membrane. We rushed around for hours trying to get a new hygrometer and thermometer and it was not easy.. We found one but i could tell it was not very accurate, one sec it was 99 degrees then 117 then 80 then 95, it just didn't seem reliable. So i was watching my mercury thermometer and guessing humidity by looking at the moisture on the windows in the incubator. I waited patiently for the zipped chicks to hatch but they haven't. They are still breathing and i see their beaks and are about half way zipped. We wrapped them in a warm moist paper towel and are still in the incubator. I don't really like intervening because i think that some chicks that can't hatch by themselves have other health problems (the last zip chick i helped out had an unabsorbed yolk sac and died so i don't want to deal with that again, it was heartbreaking). So i don't really want to peel the shell off knowing i could just be prolonging its suffering. Is their still hope for them? I don't know what to do :[. 7 of my 14 egg have successfully hatched and they are in the brooder eating and drinking. The rest of my eggs, other then the zipped two, have not even pipped. I am going to keep the incubator running but i don't have much hope right now :/.