Make hole in chicken egg air cell?

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Hey guys.
I incubated some chicken eggs and only one egg hasn't hatched. Yesterday was hatch day and I didn't think the egg was going to hatch so I didn't add anymore water and kept the egg just in case. So the humidity is lower now. I just candled it and saw there was a beak in the air cell and it was moving and am worried the egg is now dried out. Should I make a hole in the air cell so it can breathe, should I just help it out of the egg or just leave it. (I've raised the humidity now)
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I generally wait until the chick pip first before sometimes helping, but if it's already late than I might make a exploratory hole to see. If there's blood it's not ready yet, if no blood I would slowly enlarge the hole, but use your own judgement because only you can see what's going on.
 

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