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Look what's in my bator...black swan eggs!!! ** PICS**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. ...black swan eggs!! Long story short...one of my relatives has 2 females and 1 male. The male has mated with one of the females. He still breed the second female but won't help sit on her eggs or take care of the cygnets. So she lays the eggs...then get off and on the nest a lot. My aunt brought them over to me to put in my incubator. She is going to taken them after they hatch and raise them until they are large enough to go back to the other three. The problem is that they are out on a lake and the hawks and owls keep taking the cygnets after they hatch.

    If anyone has any experience with swans and hatching them...please chip in!

    BTW...the other eggs are my black bantam cochin eggs...all growing babies!!


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  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Oh my....I can't wait to follow this adventure.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Those are some big eggs.
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Man what I would give to have some black swan eggs........

    Im hoping my mutes lay eggs this year and that they are fertile and hatch a few babies.

    Ive been wanting to get a swan egg and put under a chicken to see if she could/would hatch it. I think it would be fun to try.
  5. I don't think a chicken could sit on this egg...not even a large fowl. It is about 6-7 inches long and about 4 1/2 inches tall.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Wow! I hope you have great luck with this hatch!
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    So cool! Please keep us all up to date as they hatch. I can imagine this will be an experience to remember for you.

    Good Luck!
  8. Hi! Best of luck with the Swan eggs. I've been looking for Swans (not black ones) for my Mom for years.
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Ild be welling to bet that a chicken could /would hatch a swan egg, I was able to hold a swan egg and I wanted to put it under a hen, but I wasnt allowed to keep the egg or it would have been under a chicken. Ive hatched everything elase under a hen, except a swan and I would love to try it.

    Care to send me an egg to give it try. LOL............
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    A broody goose could hatch those swan eggs!

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