I've heard that you should try to help them out after 24 but i wanted to give the little one a chance to do it on it's own. Not to mention the controversy in helping or not. what should i do? At 24 hrs i broke away some of the shell where it had pipped through to make sure it could breath and everything was ok. It's still moving but i'm not hearing any peeps and the movement is slow. Any help would be appreciated. I know it's a bad picture but i had to take it with my phone and it's not so great at pics sorry. UPDATE: I'm sadly reporting the loss of both pipped eggs one from 48 hrs ago and one from 24 hrs. We did do an eggtopsy though and my son and my mother dissected one. It turns out their mostly heart. Poor things. The only odd thing i found was that the yolk wasn't all the way absorbed on both. Almost like they died right after they pipped. Oh well still got 11 to see what comes out. RIP little chicks.