I'm sorry for bombarding you guys with newbie questions.. :\\ I have three extremely large eggs that are at day 21. Two have been rocking since day 19. This morning at about 8 am the third egg that wasn't rocking pipped. Up until about 6 pm, it didn't get much further than widening the hole a bit. I see the beak occasionally and sometimes it will peep very shrilly, like when a chick can't find the other chicks and will do a distress peep. It has been 16 hours now and it has not zipped further than that 1/2 inch wide hole. Should I help it? About 5 hours ago the other two finally pipped. I don't know what the humidity level is in my forced air genesis hovabator, but the plug is in, both wells are full, i just filled a smaller well, and squeezed in slivers of sponge through the vent. The membrane on the first pipped egg doesn't look dried out, though the pipped area on one of the later eggs looks papery. I've covered the seam of the incubator where the cover meets the bottom with wet paper towels in case of air loss through there. I'm mostly worried it's too big to hatch since it hasn't progressed much since morning. I read the Intervention thread on this forum, but what are the signs to step in and help? How many hours since pipping and not further progress in hatching? I had noticed some blood on the membrane in the morning, but that seems to have disappeared now. I know a lot of folks are advocates of letting nature take its course but I sure spent a lot of the time the past month to get to this point for three eggs. Maybe I'll just sit and wait till morning and hope for the best, then step in if it hasn't progressed further.