I have a swan egg! Now what?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raacampbell, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. raacampbell

    raacampbell Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2009
    Long Island NY
    You'll never guess what? I was out walking the dog today and we found a swan egg abandoned by the side of the road. The thing is huge and a pale green colour. It was a sunny day so we took it back indoors and stuck it in an incubator. I also candled it and saw a dark circle floating around in the yolk. I believe that's a good sign. I'm endeavoring to turn it every 6 hours or so, but that'll be tough since the incubator is at work. How critical is the turning? The temperature is 37 C and the humidity about 50. We'll see if the embryo progresses. Any other hints, please?
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    You also need to make sure you mist the eggs once a day with water so when it's time for them to hatch, the shell will be softer so they can get out.

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