This is our first experience hatching, well actually a bantam cochin is hatching. Last night we noticed an egg cracked outwards, we figured it would have hatched this morning. This morning my husband checked it a small piece of shell was missing but that was all. As he held it it was peeping and moving and a beak came through. When did it pip, last night or when the beak came through? it's been 14 hours since we noticed the crack...when do we help? If at all. It's hard to keep the DH away. He wants to help!!!!!