I discovered an egg pipped this morning, about 7 hrs ago. In the morning my husband and I said fine, we will help after supper. Now supper is getting close and he made only a tiny bit of progress. Seems like such a great effort for him, so simple for me to just chip away a little...... Just lend a hand to a hand (wing) in need..... I have read the posts about helping too early, yoke absorbing, blood vessels, but he is in there, alive. I don't think I could just let him die and say it is natures way. Do chicks get to this stage and die? Or he has oxygen and is ok?