I did what everyone said NOT to do. I was watching my chick struggle for about 30 hours to hatch. She was almost there when suddenly she started peeping like she was in distress and I saw blood coming from the egg. She stopped moving and making noise and her breathing changed. I panicked and helped her the rest of the way out of the egg. I know, I know, I shouldn't have done it. I felt like we were just sitting there watching her die and I had to give her a chance at life especially because this is the first chick I've ever hatched. The blood was on her rearend. It stopped bleeding pretty quickly and back in the incubator she went to dry off. She is still alive today but very sleepy and weak. I have given her Polyvison w/out iron and she is actually drinking on her own. She isn't walking too well, she had a white mucus thing (sorry for my newness) wrapped around her legs when she was first born. I'm not sure if this was the problem because her feet/toes seem curled. As she gains more strength, she seems to be getting up off her hocks and walking on her feet more. I'm hoping she will just walk normally on her own once she is stronger but I am prepared to make little shoes for her to straighten her feet if needed. I am just having such guilt now and needed to vent somewhere where people might understand what I was going through and why I made the choice I did. I will do everything I can to help this baby survive....I promise.