Swan hatch 100% - 8 beautiful babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melissa508, May 10, 2009.

  1. melissa508

    melissa508 Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Much to my surprise every one of the swan eggs in my incubator hatched.There was one that had a smell & looked like it wasnt going to hatch..what a great surprise.
    SOme of them took 2 days to pip their way out, some hatched an hour after i checked the shell & didnt even see a pip. The hatch was staggered over 4 days.

    These are some very hardy babies, they are all eating & drinking & have started slinging water everywhere..boy do they make a mess


    **props to my little giant incubator**
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Awww, they are adorable!!! I've never thought about hatching Swans before? I wouldn't know what to do with them, LOL.
  3. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Songster

    Feb 20, 2009
    They are stunning!

    About how big are they??
  4. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Oh, they're gorgeous!
    Lucky you, I have always wanted swans.
    Awesome job you did!
  5. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central FL
  6. They are beautiful, they look almost silver in the pictures. What are you going to do with them?
  7. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Congrats,very cool
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Congratulations!! [​IMG] they're just beautiful. How lucky you are.
  9. oooh... swans! NEAT!
  10. melissa508

    melissa508 Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    They are about the size of BIG baby geese. The brooder theyre in is one of those clear totes from walmart..they will out of it anyday now..they are growing fast.

    Im not keeping all of them, I know i will be selling 4 for sure. They are so friendly, they have already started following me ..single file in a line..its VERY cute.
    I will start integrating them into my flock today by letting them run around with the rest of my crew for a little while here and there. I like everyone to get along.

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