:First, Congrats on your new 'pips', IcedGoddess! :But I have a question for everyone.... :Last year I had two little noses poke out of a couple of eggs, but they tucked themselves back in, and never came back out! :The slices they made in the shells were large enough for them to get out of, but, after waiting a recommended 48 hours, I opened the slices a bit more and found both of these babies had died. :One breeder told me that he routinely makes larger slices in the shells once he is sure he has seen a head poke out, and will sometimes actually slice the shell in half. :What are your thoughts? :Thanks! :M!