My little guy who hatched this morning has been working an getting another one out! It pipped the same time as he did, about twelve hours ago then nothing else. The egg does rock slightly every few minutes. He keeps pecking at the pip and now he has opened up a hole. Should I get the helper out of there and into the brooder? He hatched about 3:30 this afternoon. There is one other hatched chick in there but he is behaving. Any thoughts? So he pecked and pecked and removed shell and tore the membrane: Then the little guy starting bleeding. This picture was just the beginning. We ended up with a small puddle of blood under the egg. I had to intervene. The membrane was stuck like wallpaper to the little guy and blood was running from his bottom. I got him out of the shell very gently and found the source of the bleeding. I tried putting flour on it at first but he was squirming and the flour got all over him and still he was bleeding. Then I remembered I had a tube of "MY Nick Is Sealed" upstairs. It is used for nicks you get when shaving your legs. I ran up and got that and put it on the spot and the bleeding stopped immediately. I wrapped him in a warm, dry washcloth and put him back in the empty LG bator. Sorry about the flash. He and I went to sleep at 4:00 a.m., me in my recliner and the bator right next to me. He was loud and chirpy several times during the night but there was no more bleeding. The flour mixed with the slime on him turned into a real gunky mess but he made it through the night. Here he is this morning in the brooder box with the guys who helped him hatch! This morning he is still a goopy, dried flour mess but he is alert, drank water and pooped a little watery yellow poo. I don't think he is out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination. I only put him in the brooder because the LG won't heat above 88 degrees this morning and I didn't want to put him in the Hobavator with the five eggs on lockdown waiting to hatch. I already compromised them but opening the bator to rescue this guy. They have fresh water and Chick saver in the broder and I sprinkled some ground chick starter on the bottom to give them something to peck at besides the new guy! Anyway, any words of encouragement, advice, even admonishments would be appreciated. I'm a nurse, we can't let ANYTHING bleed to death!