I know, dont! but just wanna know when i should? i have one who has a whole broken out. He is breathing, just sitting there LAZY! LOL It's been since 8am. IF he doesn't open the shell all the way, when should i help him zipp out? remember key word "IF" LOL this is the largest egg in my bator~ EDITED TO UPDATE: so i have been watching the breathing on this little bugger. It went down hill and i had to step in!!! i gently cracked the shell, not hitting the membrane. I was hoping once it was all the way around, it would push it's self out! Then i noticed the membrane was dried up. So i gently helped it out after wetting membrane. Got really jelly like and slimmed off. It pooped right after it was hatched! Poor thing had it's eye open already and looked at me! I almost cried! I had the humidity to low, what was i thinking!! It's up in the 70% now and i pray the others are OK. Time will only tell with this one but atleast i helped despite not wanting to.