This morning, one of the chicks expanded the pip to a half-dime-sized hole. The chick has been sitting there for 12 hours with this large-ish hole... beak moving, so I know she's alive, but hasn't made any progress. She sometimes seems to "attempt" to -- that is, move her beak back and forth... but I'm worried maybe she can't turn around to zip or something. I'm also worried that after 12 hours with a hole, the inside of the egg is drying out and she's not going to make it. I don't want to lose her (especially looking at her sad, tiny little trapped beak all day) BUT I don't want to compromise the remaining un-pipped eggs. My fiancee has suggested trying to assist using a clothes hanger or other long implement, manipulated through the vent hole. (It sounds crazy but he's really steady with his hands.) What do you think?? Can a chick like this still make it?? Please help! I'm a way-too-nervous mama, and of these 10 eggs (technically "due" tonight), only 6 have pipped. Of those, 4 have hatched. Every little baby counts! Here's a pic of the "mis-pip": any advice/words of reassurance/words of warning appreciated. -Lynda ETA: MERRY CHRISTMAS! I almost forgot to say that, in my worry over the little chickie.