I have 8 chicks so far. One of the creamettes has pipped. However I am worried it has been pipped for 4 hours already. I have 3 more that have pipped. one of them has been 12 hours. I am afraid it is dead... the other have been pipped about 4 hours also. ( not a good sign) We had one that peeled around the air sac last night and then did nothing. I even though I dry hatch have been adding drops of water to keep the humidity around 75%. Even at that we decided to "help" the one that peeled last night. We got it out but the membrane had done the heat shrink thing to its head. We have it all broke off except for a little piece. That chick is weak and the outcome is doubtful. It is so hard to do nothing but there is nothing we can do. Hopefully they will all be out in the morning. 7 of them are as healthy as can be. Holms I am sorry to hear about your broody, it is doubly sad this close to the hatch date. I have not had an egg from the creamettes in 2 days. I worry there too. Any ideas why they lay so seldom? Ethel ran off for about 3 hours today I had no luck finding her. My DW is still being completely unreasonable about lending me her IPhone.