Help is this pipping chick membrane dried out?

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First time hatching chicken eggs in an incubator and the last two eggs are pipping but worried that one of them might have a dried out membrane?
First photo is of the one I am worried about and the second photo is of the one that looks normal.
I have opened the incubator twice to take out chicks.
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First time hatching chicken eggs in an incubator and the last two eggs are pipping but worried that one of them might have a dried out membrane?
First photo is of the one I am worried about and the second photo is of the one that looks normal.
I have opened the incubator twice to take out chicks.
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did you remove some of the shell?
Yes it looks dry. The second also looks like a somewhat unnaturally large pip, and looks a little bit dry. I would brush a little coconut oil to the membrane, what is your humidity at?
Also, never put a wet paper towel directly against the egg.
 
did you remove some of the shell?
Yes it looks dry. The second also looks like a somewhat unnaturally large pip, and looks a little bit dry. I would brush a little coconut oil to the membrane, what is your humidity at?
Also, never put a wet paper towel directly against the egg.
thanks for your reply, no i had not removed any of the shell not sure what happened.
I put some coconut oil around the first one and it hatched ok within about an hour of the photo.
the second one which I thought was ok had real problems and i had to intervene a good bit, I used coconut oil, warm water on a Qtip softening the membrane and cracking the shell, its wing was stuck to its head with a sticky glue like substance which I had to gently soften, it was hatched and clean about 8 hours after the photo.
Both are doing well now.
Thank you for the tip about the wet paper towel.
 
thanks for your reply, no i had not removed any of the shell not sure what happened.
I put some coconut oil around the first one and it hatched ok within about an hour of the photo.
the second one which I thought was ok had real problems and i had to intervene a good bit, I used coconut oil, warm water on a Qtip softening the membrane and cracking the shell, its wing was stuck to its head with a sticky glue like substance which I had to gently soften, it was hatched and clean about 8 hours after the photo.
Both are doing well now.
Thank you for the tip about the wet paper towel.
awesome that both hatched! Good job on the assists.
 

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