This is an updated post and I could use some help on this one. 12 eggs. 5 healthy hatchers. One malpositioned chick - dead Four other eggs - dead / no movement It's Day 23. Last remaining chick pipped this shell approximately 36 hours ago. No progress. Attempted an uneducated "help" last night and caused a tiny drop of blood. Stopped immediately. Came here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching Candled all remaining eggs and drew air cell. No movement in 5/6 Candled live chick in egg. Drew air cell in pencil. Carefully removed shell from the area and the OUTER membrane. I can CLEARLY see the veins are not ready to have him be hatched. But NOW WHAT? I'm feeling a little pressure here - I am contracting myself this morning and have to leave in an hour for a doctor appointment. I will most likely be having a HUMAN today, lol, but I'm leaving this EGG and it's really causing me more anxiety than my own birth. Chick sounds great but definitely less peeping than last night. His beak is clearly positioned where he pipped the shell - in the dead middle of the egg. Whereas the air cell WAS properly positioned. Help a chick mama out?