Hello, I'm new to... Well everything chicken. I wanted to share my experiences and get some advice. So three weeks ago I was given eggs that were supposed to hatch within a few days, along with ones with different hatch dates. Which, I knew was not going to have a good hatch rate as when that hatching ones are on lockdown, you cannot turn the younger ones. Not to mention drowning the ones that need a lower humidity Anywho, it came time that the first five eggs were supposed to hatch. So, me being me, I sat by that incubator all day. Eventually I took at good break, and when I came back, there was my first pip! Now I was really committed to that incubator. As the hours went by I had lots of time to do research... And get myself into a worrying frenzy. Turned out my first chick had pipped on the wrong side. So, after 24 hours of no action I decided to help chip some she'll away, while keeping the membrane moist. It looked as though there were still blood vessels in the membrane. I wrapped the egg in a wet napkin and went to bed excepting that the chick would be dead when I woke. Only to wake and find that she had tried her hardest to zip, and just couldn't wiggle her way out. I took her to the bathroom, and pulled way the egg and membrane. Oh boy did she want out! She was squeaking and kicking the egg away. I then placed her back in the incubator and watched her sleep, trample the other eggs, and then sleep again, repeating that cycle. Now 4 weeks later a happy little chick, named pip) flutters through her brooder. And as for the other eggs in the incubator... Well they didn't make it. Now as of yesterda y, I have 2 americauna eggs left in the brooder. One has successfully pipped on the right side. 30 hours later she has just started to zip, but not very well. I'm at a loss as to what to do now.