Originally Posted by Yorkshire coop
When you get to 24 hours you could go ahead and help the chick. Right now read the link that I left you on assisted hatching. It tells you what to look out for and what to do at what time.
I can't tell you that you need to help now or not. You need to go on your gut feeling. Do you think the chick is struggling now? If you feel you really need to you could make the pip hole bigger now, but only move the shell not the membrane underneath. If you do gently dampen the membrane. Dint get water in the hole though. If you see blood or veins stop immediately, it won't be ready.
Could you post a pic of the egg and pip hole?
ok. Thankyou! I will help the chick IF I don't see any progress after 1-2 hours. by the way I made my very first AWESOME house for the chick. I will send you a pictue. (Its not the best but it's my first so its not TOO bad) I hope the chick will like it! Ill post it now..