I put 30 silkie eggs in my incubator. Candled around 10 days ended up with 18 eggs. Between last night around 11:30pm and now I've had 12 hatch and 4 died along the way. Now I have 2 eggs that have pipped and you can see the little beaks and hear them peeping. My question is do I help a little or just let mother nature take its course. They have been pipped since this morning but only been able to see the beaks for a couple of hours. Personally I think it's a good hatch rate for my second hatching. And the incubator is homemade too.