Should I open this egg further?

Black Pirate

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May 8, 2021
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Today I observed a chick trying to pip externally at around 8am. I returned back around 2 and saw that the chick had made no progress. Curiosity got the better of me and I opened a bit of the egg to see what was going on. The chick was alive but now it's around 8 pm and the chick still hasn't made any progress. I've been keeping the membrane moist by using a cotton pad in order to prevent shrink wrapping. Should I assist this chick or not?(it's about day 20 and two others have hatched without a problem)
 

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Huntmaster

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Today I observed a chick trying to pip externally at around 8am. I returned back around 2 and saw that the chick had made no progress. Curiosity got the better of me and I opened a bit of the egg to see what was going on. The chick was alive but now it's around 8 pm and the chick still hasn't made any progress. I've been keeping the membrane moist by using a cotton pad in order to prevent shrink wrapping. Should I assist this chick or not?(it's about day 20 and two others have hatched without a problem)
Don't see any veins but cant really tell from pic. But it can take up tp 24 hours from external pip to zipping out. I would probably give it until morning to assist any further beings it only pipped at 8:00 this morning.
 

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