Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mario Update

Mario with his first hen of the season.

After the dark abdomen scare, Mario has completely healed, while hens 1 and 2 are setting, he is with hens number 3 and 4.

Only two fertile eggs with his first hen and the first to hatch chick is stuck. It is important to gently help it out of the shell. This was fresh so I did not need to loosen with warm water. It is also important to get the half shell out of the nest as they can easily cap on to another egg and may prevent it from hatching.

Isn't he cute, looks just like papa Mario, hope he sings like him too!!

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