Can you keep swans with exotic waterfowl?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by muscovy man14, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. muscovy man14

    muscovy man14 Chirping

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    I'll be building a 50x70 pen with a 50x30 pond ill have wood ducks ruddy ducks and red heads on the pond plus a few more exotic water fowl can I put swans in the aviary with then if not should I make the pond bigger what then?
     

  2. Speceider

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    I remember when I was a Fellow at Delta and someone had the wonderful idea to release some birds in the swan pen.. ...took 8 people to separate the few survivors. ....kinds like swimming bloody cattle through pirahas. ..


    I certainly wouldn't.

    Clint
     
  3. tacklouis

    tacklouis Chirping

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    If you get black swans and have a lot of space you should be fine even in the breeding season can you put the size of you pen in metres please
     
  4. muscovy man14

    muscovy man14 Chirping

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    Yea I've been doing a lot of research and I'm gonna get the black swans but just in case I'll put a divider between the pond so the swans will have their own territory and sorry I don't know how to measure in meters
     
  5. tacklouis

    tacklouis Chirping

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    Go on google and type in meter to what every you are using at the moment.
     
  6. muscovy man14

    muscovy man14 Chirping

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    It'll be 15.24x21.3 meters
     
  7. tacklouis

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    About the Sam size as mine and how big the pond ?
     

  8. muscovy man14

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    It'll be 15.24x9.1
     
  9. tacklouis

    tacklouis Chirping

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    Out of what will you make it
     
  10. muscovy man14

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    I'll dig the pond and put some pipes so the water stays fresh
     

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