Hi all! I was looking in to hatching swan eggs and I wondered if anyone had ever done it? Also I had a few questions: Some people talked about misting them? Can I just put water in it like I normally do? Are they hard to hatch? What humidity? I have a cheap incubator, will it work? It holds temp well and I have a digital tester in it for temp and humidity. Thanks!
Hatching Swan Eggs
I didn't mist mine. Hatched 9 out of 11 swan eggs. 7 were Black Australian and 2 Mute. I figure if I open the incubator to mist I'm loosing humidity. Why not leave it closed, keep the constant humidity which should make up for opening and misting. It must have been good thinking because I was pretty successful. Can't remember humidity, will have to look on last years calendar. Remind me if I forget to post it. I use a GQF Sportsman's cabinet incubator so not sure about the lesser. I didn't have much luck hatching peafowl eggs in the Styrofoam type. Hatches went up tremendously once switched.