Hi. I'm new here and completely new to chickens. I keep goats. My father-in-law keeps chickens and is hatching his first chicks in an incubator. Well, one started hatching on Friday and they left town and I was left in charge. The little one made a hole about the size of a dime and then no further progress was made. I knew it shouldn't take that long for him to emerge. It had been almost 48 hours. Yesterday, with the help of this site, I zipped his shell and ultimately ended up having to open the shell for him since he was too weak to do it. He managed to detach himself from his shell and is still alive today. My husband is home and I suggested dipping a Q-tip in water and going around his beak to get water into him to fight dehydration. Hubby said he took the water well. His eyes were open yesterday but now they are closed. He is kicking his little legs and feet but isn't strong enough to stand up yet, but he's trying. I don't have a lot of hope that he's going to make it, but I don't want to give up on him. He is stronger than he was yesterday. Is there anything I can do to help this little guy out? Thanks for any help!