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HELP! Do I need to assist in a hatch

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So today I went and checked on the eggs my silkie hen was sitting on and was expecting a pip, which there was, but upon observing the chick through the pip which was big enough to look like an attempt at zip, I noticed what looked like a dried glob of blood on the chick's beak. I've seen and heard how chicks hatch, and this one seems odd to me. It's peeping as if it's in pain and I'm very nervous! Should I help the little guy out or is this normal?
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I see you posted 10 hours ago. What stage is the chick at now? For me if its peeping and chirping this is a good sign and all sounds normal. They do have debris in the egg with them and from what you have described this sounds just like it.
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