This could go in the hatching or emergencies section but I thought I'd put it here. This may help someone else to hear how I have helped a weak chick. The chick pipped and had zipped through more than half the circumference of the egg and then no progress for about 30 hours. I helped pull back some shell and membrane that was beginning to shrink wrap around the chick despite high humidity in the incubator. I returned the chick still in the egg into the incubator and it completed hatching. However, it was weak and peeping loudly for two days. We witnessed it drinking but not eating. Chick was wobbly, eyes closed, looked like it was going to die. I got on here and read about force feeding sick birds. I picked up electrolytes to add to the water and mxed hardboiled egg yolk with the electrolyte water to make a egg yolk "gruel". I then used a tiny syrnige to drop tiny amount of the mixture into the chicks beak (which I had to force open). I did this one evening and the loud peeping ceased. Next am, chick looked better and gave it to more of these feeds through the day. I couldn't get to it again that evening but by the next am, chick is scurrying around the brooder and eating on its own. I will post pics in a little while and update to let readers know if the progess continues. I didn't expect this to go this well this quickly so I thought I would share.