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

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    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

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    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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