I successfully hatched a bunch of eggs in my incubator (on day 21) and after a day and 1/2 with no action from remaining eggs, was ready to clean it out when I heard peeping. Well, this one pipped and half-zipped and then spent another day furiously trying to get out. I ended up using a q-tip and bacitracin and took his top off, left him to do the rest. He got out and about 6 hours later still had about 1/4 shell on his rump. Again, bacitracin and a q-tip and left him in the incubator. This morning he was walking around and chirping, but he only really has feathers on his head, wings, a little on neck, none on his back! I have him in a brooder and he has had water several times, a little moistened chick starter, and is running around looking fine, except..... he looks like a poor piece of meat walking around! I think he's going to make it, but he just looks so pitiful. I can't put him in with the other chicks because he is half their size and NAKEY! Anyone had this experience? Perhaps I shouldn't have helped him because he's a runt and I should've let natural selection occur? I've looked all over this site and the internet and can't really find information on the lack of feathers. He has seriously bonded with me and is this minute chirping at me because he wants me to come over and swaddle him again. Sigh.....I'm so whipped.