Hi, I candled this egg at lunchtime on day 22, preparing to open it and see what went wrong - as the other 5 eggs didn't make it to day 18 even, and discovered that it was alive and had internally pipped (I could see it moving in the air space and see the irregular bit where it had broken through), but there was no peeping or tapping going on.
It is now evening on day 24, I have candled it again as it still hasn't pipped, it is still moving in there, but less so, I can't see it moving in the air space any more either and it still hasn't tapped or peeped once.
Should I help it out now as its been 2 and a half days at least since it broke through into the air space now? I don't want to leave it too long and have it die.
All my other hatches have been on time, but this was my first batch in a different incubator. The temp has been steady throughout but now I'm not sure whether to risk helping it or risk losing it.
If I get no replies, I think I may try helping it in half hour anyway as I don't want to lose this little guy who has been fighting so long. :(