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This guy pipped. But hasn't done the full zip. He just kept trying to push out the same hole. While the shell has several large cracks, he hasn't progressed much since 5-6pm on 6/8. I've read the assisted hatch post. I have one other external pip. How long is too long to wait. He's breathing. He pushes now and again. Not as noisy as last night. But my hatched chick was also cheering him on last night and is now resting.
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This guy pipped. But hasn't done the full zip. He just kept trying to push out the same hole. While the shell has several large cracks, he hasn't progressed much since 5-6pm on 6/8. I've read the assisted hatch post. I have one other external pip. How long is too long to wait. He's breathing. He pushes now and again. Not as noisy as last night. But my hatched chick was also cheering him on last night and is now resting.

You can play chick cheeping videos from you tube to motivate him. That's one of my tricks and it keeps them motivated.  I do not assist until 18 hours after pip. Then I only widen the hole to check positioneing and make sure that nothing is visibly wrong. Usually everything is fine, just veining left so I moisten the membrane and gie them until 24 hours to progress. At 24 hours I start an actual assist.

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Thanks. I tried to add a pic but my phone was acting whacko today. Anyway I decided to go in. I had three def good eggs in this hatch. And I waited for the other two babies to hatch. They did great. Zipped all around. When the first hatchling came out the stuck baby cheeped and cheeped and pushed and pushed. But he never zipped. So once the egg shell was gone from that area he could stick his beak out of the membrane. Yesterday it looked great. Into the night great. But this morning dry even with humidity levels at 75. So after my others hatched I figured I had less to loose. So I opened a tad. Added a cup of warm water to help humidity and a warm paper towel. I zipped the egg and pulled the shell that was an issue for him. He pushed himself out a bit later. I say him. But let's hope it's a she!

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Thanks. I tried to add a pic but my phone was acting whacko today. Anyway I decided to go in. I had three def good eggs in this hatch. And I waited for the other two babies to hatch. They did great. Zipped all around. When the first hatchling came out the stuck baby cheeped and cheeped and pushed and pushed. But he never zipped. So once the egg shell was gone from that area he could stick his beak out of the membrane. Yesterday it looked great. Into the night great. But this morning dry even with humidity levels at 75. So after my others hatched I figured I had less to loose. So I opened a tad. Added a cup of warm water to help humidity and a warm paper towel. I zipped the egg and pulled the shell that was an issue for him. He pushed himself out a bit later. I say him. But let's hope it's a she!

Congrats!!! Good job!

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And: :welcome

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