Ok...I managed to survive my chores. After surviving the ice, the male rabbits had set a trap for me!
They had dug out under the ends of a piece of 2x4 that's in their pen and covered it with straw.
Didn't see it and stepped on the one end...just about landing on my head.
Came at noon to look at the chick and...THERE WAS NO CHICK!!
He had had enough of the tray confines, he jumped ship and was out gallivanting amongst the eggs below.
So here's the chick 2.5 hours ago...
And apparently he's red? Different but equally as good.
So I stuck him in his own stationary cup to keep him contained.
(And yes...the blue tray and white cup are sitting on top of the other eggs in case anyone's curious.)
But then I heard more peeping!
If you notice in the tray...the second egg from the left has broken shell towards the bottom!
So I turned it over and ta da...a chick is zipping!!
(and the egg IS actually green. It looks tan on here...lol!!)
So like everyone says...be patient.
I think someone asked what type of bird the mom is...she's "supposed" to be an Easter Egger.
Bought two bunches as chicks. She has the colored legs and ear gear but she's buff colored???
And these two groups have cushion combs...looks like someone took silicone and put a glop on each head.
I'm also getting buff colored chicks out of my blue egg laying pair.
They have more upright combs. Both seem equal in toughness, growth and temperament.