I have 5 BCM's left out of 10. Today was "officially" day 21 for them but the 1st one arrived happy healthy and kicked right on out at 3:20am Wed night. The next 2 came within 15 mins of each other yesterday afternoon about 5. The next 2 were last night about 12:30 am & 2:30 am (that one needed a lot of help ...more on that later) My problem is, I had no incubator problems the entire time, heat or humidity. So I was surprised that they arrived so early but maybe this happens?? This is my 1st hatch. I have read so much crap now I don't know what to do. My #6 egg was rocking like crazy Wed night when all the ones that have hatched did and then all day yesterday NOTHING! I was patient and kept telling myself that Fri is day 21 but it really started to scare me that there was no movement, no pip, no noise, nothing. Then there is the fact that I had to open the incubator so many times because of the way they hatched. #4 hatched so early and was making such a fuss in there and actually started pecking the eggs so I had to make a little mini inc/brooder beside the incubator to move him into just to keep him from ruining the other eggs while he finished drying etc. Then of course it was opened again for the next 2 and then it was opened several times because #2 the one hatched at 2:30 am last night had a lot of complications, but she is super happy healthy and running like a nutball now So I don't know if any of that could have caused more problems for egg #6 but most of that happened after it had stopped all movement anyway. Today I decided I should pop a hole just in case ...I read so many things about this. I figured at this point it can't hurt. I probably should have done it earlier if I was going to do it but I gotta try. 1st I candled it to see if I could see anything (which is almost ridiculous to ask with these BCM's) I actually could see the air cell ....well the lightest area of the egg and it was strange, but looked like the entire inside was moving.So I very gently poked a tiny hole in the end where I saw the air cell, then 1 more just to be certain. I smelled it to see if it smelled rotten. It didn't smell great but I don't know what they smell like right before they hatch!? Nothing happened. I waited a bit. I don't want to open the incubator anymore in case the other 4 eggs have a chance even though there has been no movement out of any of them. So I have #6 in the same little styrofoam cooler that I used for the other hatched chicks, with a heat lamp on it, a thermometer and it's @ 100 and I have a humidifier running in there. Then I thought, well what if the chick is in there wrong. So I poked 1 more tiny hole at the other end. Then I thought I saw movement but it was so slight I thought I was just wishing it. I read another thread about someone saying you had to really stare at the egg to tell it was moving. Well I stared so hard I thought "It's just me breathing on it!" ...so I finally took a piece of hay and laid it across the egg and backed up and watched ....sure enough the egg is now moving again. Very slightly. Every once in awhile it's a little larger movement but I just did this about 90 min ago. So what should I do now? Has anyone else had to do this? Should I leave it where I have it or should I go ahead and put it back in the incubator? I know all these threads say bump the humidity for hatch but BCM's seem to have a lot of problems with that. I tried to keep my humidity as low as possible through the entire process but once they start hatching of course it jumps way up for a while and honestly I think that was the problem with the last 2 that hatched. They had a lot of membrane/fluid stuck to them.I left them in the incubator over night and went to bed about 3am when I came to check on them at 7 they looked exactly the same and I realized it was all goop .... took a while to clean them up Here is a pic of the holes I poked and where #6 is now & of course the 5 hatched...they are all passed out at the moment but 5 min before the pic they were jumping all over each other!