Egg Has Been Pipping Over 48 Hours

Kennyhasquails

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I have an quail egg that just seems to not want to hatch. It’s been piping over 48 hours and I’m worried that it can’t get out. I know the chick inside is still alive, and pretty active because I can see it through the hole. I know assistance is a last resort but I’m getting worried. I don’t want the air from the incubator to dry it up. I even tried playing chick sounds to it, to see if it would encourage it. (It kinda worked) also it is day 22.
 

Lilalienangel

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Aug 28, 2019
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Any updates?? If you haven't seen any progress by now you may need to help. If you do don't break membrane; only shell and keep cornstarch snd qtips available in case if bleeding. If it does bleed stop the bleeding them leave it alone for at least 2 hours before you try again.
 

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I have an quail egg that just seems to not want to hatch. It’s been piping over 48 hours and I’m worried that it can’t get out. I know the chick inside is still alive, and pretty active because I can see it through the hole. I know assistance is a last resort but I’m getting worried. I don’t want the air from the incubator to dry it up. I even tried playing chick sounds to it, to see if it would encourage it. (It kinda worked) also it is day 22.
May be too late but.....here's some excellent tips on assisting hatches:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/guide-to-assisted-hatching-for-all-poultry.72886/
 
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