We had a broody hen get off about 25 eggs a few weeks ago. We brought the eggs in and put them in an incubator and candled them a few days later and marked them the best we knew how. (we are totally new at this) So one of the eggs that we knew was further along hatched all on his own, perfectly. It has been about a week and the second egg has piped and is trying to get out. This one seems to be having some trouble. We had to take all of the eggs out of the turner and put them on the flat area once we had seen it pip a little. I know you aren't suppose to remove the lid but I did with the last one and it was fine. I'd rather do it so that it doesn't hatch and get stuck in the turner. anyways, Im thinking I might have to help this chick. The membrane is super thick. There weren't any holes in the inner membrane until I took a wet qtip and dabbed it a little. It was then able to make 2 small slits in the membrane. Its chirping and moving, trying to get out. It does look to be somewhat shrink wrapped. I hate to help it and hurt it. Im not exactly sure when the first pip happened. Its now 12:30am, I want to say it happened around 6pm. so its been about 6 hours without much improvement. Any suggestions? I can post a pic if it will help. I just don't want it to die in there. Thanks in advance for all your help.