Yesterday afternoon, we realized that the 4th of 5 had pipped, but it was in the wrong end of the egg. There was an itty bitty tan patch that borders a tiny little air hole, so I convinced the 16 year old, whose science project this is, to hold off on it overnight--to give the yolk a chance to absorb etc. and so on. Having slept on it over night--and had nightmares about it, I texted a good friend who works at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas. She works with the birds, has her vet-tech license and has hatched out many many birds. She called right away and recommended that we enlargen the pipped area to determine where the head was. She then recommended that we unzip the shell and start working on the membranes....watching closely for bleeding. So my daughter and I stayed home from work and school today to doctor the obviously malpositioned baby. Can I just applaud you people who do this all the time? hatching I mean? This was so incredibly stressful and scary.we had one what I would consider moderate bleed, stopped everything, put it back in the bator with a damp washcloth around him. Waited 4 hours. Meanwhile he's thrashing his beak and cheeping periodically...so we knew he was still alive and trying. How could we do any differently??? So we worked up our courage and hit it again. We actually went from just his little beak sticking out to exposing his right leg and foot, head and right wing...My friend said it's malposition #6, head over right wing. He's about 1/2 way out, is lifting and stretching his head and neck, stretching out the foot and leg. We put him back in the bator for a while to see if he can work himself out the rest of the way. I feel like I need a massage and a shower and a scotch all at once. This is where we started about an hour ago finally. This was where I stopped and put him back in the bator He keeps stretching out his foot and moving his head. His down is so long that some from his head was stuck to his leg and until we loosened that couldn't move his head. Hopefully he survives this craziness.