Of all the birds I have helped out of the shell, most did not make it and the few that did, did not survive to adulthood. I suppose it will be a lesson for me to know not to help babies hatch. They must be strong enough and mature enough to do so on their own to face this world with vigour and strength. Not to help is the answer, but that is so hard to do, to just ignore a live baby attempting to make his way into the world, and let him die. Oh my. It is.