Is this normal?

DuckKitsu

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Apr 13, 2020
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Oregon
Hey there. Im sorry if this has already been answered I looked frantically for an answer to this with no prevail. This is my first ever hatch and to make things more tricky I am using a home made incubator. I'm on day 16 and I've got a couple quail who are hatching one has its beak out and was very active for a long time but now it's sitting there with it's beak out and hasn't been moving. Do I need to worry? Should I try to help carefully? Thank you so much in advance.
 

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DuckKitsu

In the Brooder
Apr 13, 2020
5
10
21
Oregon
Hey there. Im sorry if this has already been answered I looked frantically for an answer to this with no prevail. This is my first ever hatch and to make things more tricky I am using a home made incubator. I'm on day 16 and I've got a couple quail who are hatching one has its beak out and was very active for a long time but now it's sitting there with it's beak out and hasn't been moving. Do I need to worry? Should I try to help carefully? Thank you so much in advance.
Zoomed in photo just in case
 

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Hatching chicks do need to rest and sleep every so often, it’s very tiring for them. And it can breathe, so it’s fine. If it hasn’t hatched in another day/two maybe then consider assisting carefully, but it looks like it will make it alone.
 

DuckKitsu

In the Brooder
Apr 13, 2020
5
10
21
Oregon
It's been a couple hours and the chick hasn't moved a bit. We do have 2 that hatched so far. Yay! Welcome to featherhood lol. I'm starting to worry that my humidity levels got to low and the membrane got dry? Not sure if it's too late to intervene...
 

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