To the best of my knowledge I started with 17 eggs day 7 went to candle 16 eggs mysterious vanishing egg oh well no one ownes up to making it disapear have 16 more eggs candle to see who is developing 3 no development out with them, down to 13 day 18 candle remove 1, 2 moved to side looked like they stopped growing about day 12 left in bator just in case I'm wrong, down to 10 expected to hatch, day 20 10pm I have a beak sticking through membrane at side of 1 egg with shell knocked off about 1/4 inch around. day 21 5am 1 new pip 6 am he zips 6:45 he's out, 10am more pip, by 2pm house full of people worried about the little guy with his beak popping in and out of side of shell, and 5 little chicks jumping about, well enough is enough going to do the big NO NO I reach in grab the egg and carefully break shell off around the beak membrane very dry and papery I wet it and cut it removed 1/2 the shell and membrane and put it back in incubator, yes chick survived before anyone decides to give me lecture on helping I honestly don't believe that chick would of got out of egg without help he's the biggest chick and was quite literally stuck. ok at bed time I now have 6 chicks, 4 in bator with 1 pip, day 22 wake up to find 1 chick and 2 pips noon another chick hatches and here I sit waiting for 2 eggs to hatch. pictures to follow when I remember how to do it. 2 more dark brahma hatched, 1 more egg was expected to hatch but I'm not holding out much hope .