My eggs were 4 days over due and i had heard cheeping for 24 hours then by the following morning it had stopped. I decided to open the egg and the chick had died but was fully formed. I am pretty sure if i had helped it by putting a small hole in the shell it would have been fine. I have some more eggs due to hatch in a couple of days and don't want this to happen again I have heard people put a small hole in the shell but wondered how you would do this without hurting the chick? Any help would be greatly appreciated.