I'm not hatching eggs just yet, but I've been wondering something. When the chick is ready to join the world it pips. Then it cuts a line across the egg until it is free & it falls out. I've heard several people say they had chicks die in the egg after it piped. Why don't we just "help" them out when they pip & crack open the egg? Is there something magical & life giving about having to escape the egg themselves? I'm really not trying to be a goof here, but I'd have a hard time being patient enough to let them do it themselves. I would want to help to avoid any that wouldn't make it.