Are swans legal in Tennessee?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by chickenlover478, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. chickenlover478

    chickenlover478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are swans legal in Tennessee? Where can I purchas them? can you suggest a hatchery that sells swans?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What species are you interested in?
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most hatcheries do not sell swans. A Federal permit is required for Trumpeter, Tundra, & Whooper. The most commonly found species are the Mute & Black and both average several hundred dollars or more per pair. Some currently for sale: http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=8160

    Keep in mind their very large size when trying to locate birds for shipping.

    Dan
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should also have added that there are some regions of the US where the Mute Swan Cygnus olor is considered an invasive species, I don't believe TN is one of those states, but it wouldn't hurt to visit your depart of conservation or fish & game's website to search for information. If all else fails, their websites should have a phone number where you can get a copy of regulations.

    Dan
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    The black swan is considered an exotic and does not need a permit in most states. In Michigan you need a permit for mute swans, so check your state's Department of Natural Resources web site.
     

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