Shelby has already named this chick. Hope it is a girl..she named it Ruby.
I had to help Ruby out of the shell. Shelby said the chick had been trying to get out since last night and that is long enough.
Not to mention Ruby was in the egg upside down. So that would have made it harder for her to get out.
She is going to be white. She is all yellow now. That will change when she grows older, she may get some more distinctive markings as her feathers come in.
We do have one problem. When chicks hatch, their legs are drawn up and their toes are closed together next to each other. Rubys right leg was out, and the toes were splayed. That is not good. We will have to do everything we can to correct that leg so she can stand normally or she wont survive.
Here is Ruby...
Don't be alarmed at that little blood spot. This happens sometimes when they come out of the shell and their bellybutton may bleed just a little tiny bit from the seperation of it from the yolk sac it got its nutrition from as it grew.