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January 30th, 2015 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in Helpful Things to Have Caring for Swans - (Comments Off on Helpful Things to Have Caring for Swans)

Helpful Things to Have Caring for Swans

Swan Care Carriers Nets******

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I am going to Place Like-Items Together.

# 1.  NETs  ALL Sizes of Nets.. Some for Adult Swans and Some for Cygnets.

# 2.  TRANSPORT CARRIERs ..  Various Sizes are VERY Helpful to Have.

# 3  TRANSPORT BOXES.. These are Helpful if you Do Not have Carriers.

# 4  TRANSPORT BAGS..  These are Good for Emergency Transport.

# 5. BODY SLEEVES are a BIG HELP to Control POWERFUL WINGs.

# 6.  SWAN REPLACEMENT EGGs.. It is a Good Idea to have these Ready.

# 7.  SWAN BARRIERs & REPELLING Tools..  Fewer Bruises Working with Hormonal Cobs.

# 8.  HELPFUL THINGs for WINTER..

# 9.  KIDDE POOLs for Rescued Cygnets and Swans

#10.  FENCING – Temporary

VARIOUS MISCELLANEOUS THINGs that are HELPFUL.
SWAN First Aid Kits

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# 1.  NETs  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

I Do NOT Know How Anyone can Work with Swans WITHOUT having Nets !
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing

******  Nets are Helpful as a Barrier as well as when you Want to Catch a Swan.SWAN Net Ranger

******  Having a VERY Large Net is Basic.. Choose the Nylon Netting.
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing
******  Stores that Carry Sporting Goods will have an Assortment of Fishing Nets.
SWAN Net FRABILL
******  Frabill Nets are Well Make..  We have Several..
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing
******  Many of the Larger Nets have Collapsible Handles to Fit in you Vehicles. Large Frabill Net for Swans
******  When you Net a Swan… GET the Hoop Down as Far as Possible.
IF Possible Put your Foot on the Handle/Hoop.. Keep it DOWN on the Ground.
Swans are Great at Backing Out Under a Net.. Get Hold of their Neck ASAP.
And they GET Toe Claws, Beak and Feathers Caught in the Large Net Gauge.
Take your Time Untangling..
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing

******  As Soon As Possible Get HOLD of their Neck.. Then you will have Control.
Try to Hold from Behind their Neck.. This will Allow them to Breathe Freely.
If you Hold the Swan from Behind.. You can Position your Legs to Help Control.
One Hand on their Chest..  Be Still for a Little to let the Swans Calm Down.
Most Mute Swans Calm Down Surprisingly Quick.  Basically Submit.
Trumpeters – NO.. Expect a Struggle.
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing
******  For Cygnet 2-3 Months Old.. Medium Size Nets are Great.NET MEDIUM for Cygnets
******  For Adult Swans you will Want the Hoop to be 20 X 24 or Larger if Possible.SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing
******  We Interacted with Swans in Many Different Places and Circumstances.SWAN NET MEDIUM SIZE for CYGNETs

******  There are Times when Having Longer Arms is a BIG Help.. Lighter Nets Work.
Hold your Nets Out to Help Guide a Swan to their Pond or a Location to Corral them.

Assorted SWAN NET Collection
******  We Traveled with Our Nets.  I Sleeved them with Large Plastic Bags.
This Kept them from Getting Catch on Things in our Van.
And I could Put Any Wet Nets Back in the Bags until I Got Home.
We Washed All Nets between Ponds..  Allowed them to Dry Well.
I DID NOT Want to Carry Any Problems from One Pond to Another.
SWAN NETS LARGER Fishing

******  POOL Leaf Skimmers have VERY LONG HANDLEs and Small Pocket-like Nets.
THESE are GREAT for Scooping UP Tiny Cygnets that are Out on the Water.
SWAN NET POOL LEAF SKIMMER
******  Several Years we Found these Pool Skimmers at Ollie’s.
SWAN NET POOL LEAF SKIMMER
******  The Long Handle Net Below is a Simple Pool Skimmer..
SWAN NET POOL LEAF SKIMMER
******  This Net was Helpful for Placing Piles of Feed and Vegetables OUT to Icy Areas.
Areas Too Risky to Step Closer to the Waters Edge..
SWAN NET POOL LEAF SKIMMER ******
# 2.  TRANSPORT CARRIERs &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  There are LOTs of Sizes and Styles.
We Purchased our First Travel-Aire Carrier in 2007.. It has Held-up Well.

SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  I Lucked-Out and Found Several other Pet Carriers at Second Hand Stores.

SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
****** We are Able to Put TWO Large Carriers in our Van.. with the Back Seats Removed.

SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
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> > > Always Check that the Gate Latch is Well Seated.. NO Loose Swans Please ! 
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  These Carriers Come Apart to Make Washing Easy.
Many of the Newer Carriers have Coated Wire Gates.. LESS-RUST.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire

******  I have Washed our Carrier Too Many Times to Count.
Cygnets and Swans are MESSY Birds..  ( Lots of Good Memories. )SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  So Far this Size Carrier has been Good for Mute Swans Up to Mature Cobs.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  The Grate Gate is Nice to be Able to Check on the Feathered Passenger.
The Female below is a Two Year Old Mute Swan.. an Adult Swan.  Lots of Room.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  By a Pond or Lake.. the Swan can See, Smell and Look Around.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  We have Kept Several of the Swans in these Carriers OverNight..
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  The New Swan can Meet the Resident Swan while in the Carrier..
Watch for Aggression, Stalking, Biting.  Have another Plan Just in Case.
Not All Introductions are Immediate Acceptance.  Be Ready to Keep a New Swan Safe.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  You can get a Pretty Good Idea if the New Swan will be Accepted..
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  Then there are Times when it is Helpful to Put the Cob in a Safe Place..
An Aggressive – Protective Cob is Easy to Catch.
Have a Net Ready.. They Come to You. Always Put him in the Shade.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  There have been a Number of Times I Put a Swan in the Carrier
when there was Nasty Weather or High Winds..  Just to Keep them Safe.
Putting the Carrier in a Protected Place.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  The Swans are Always Happy to be Released Back to the Water.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  The Carriers are Two Shell Like Sections..  They Work as Shelters for Tiny Ones.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  Put Together We used them as Shelters Until the Cygnets did NOT Want to be Inside.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  These Young Cygnets were So Cute.. They would Snuggle in the Carrier.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  More then Once we Had to Keep a Cygnet/Swan Quiet after Surgery.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  “Meadow” had a Toe Removed in February.. It was Too Cold Outside at Night.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  We would Take “Meadow” Outside during the Day as Much as Possible.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  He Stayed in the Carrier at Night for EIGHT Weeks.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  The Carriers Come Apart for Easy Washing.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-Aire
******  We Sat One Half Flipped Over and the Other Half Flipped Up on Top..
To Use as a Work Station for Giving Medications and Changing Dressings.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Travel-AireThese Travel-Aire Carriers were/are Very Handy.

******  Many Folks have the Typical Wire Dog Carriers.
Use Ones Large Enough for a Golden Retriever.
SWAN TRANSPORT CARRIER Wire Dog
******  Extra Care is Suggested when Cygnets/Swans have Blood Feathers.
Line with CardBoard to Help Prevent Broken Blood Feathers.
Large Wire Dog Carrier

# 3  TRANSPORT BOXES  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

There are Many Times that Swans are Relayed from One Person to Another.
Using a Large CardBoard Box is a Good Alternative to the Carriers.
Prepare the Box for the Comfort of the Swans..
Once the Swans are at their New Home.. Toss the Messy Box Away..

Transporting Swans
https://swanlovers.net/category/transporting-swans/

LARGE MUTE COBs and Trumpeter Swans May NEED EXTRA Large Boxes.

SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES
******  These Boxes Work Well for most Female Mute Swans and Cygnets 4-10 Months Old.
Some Older Male Cygnets can be BIG.. Needing LARGER Boxes..   ONLY ONE Large Swan PER BOX.
SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES
******  Transport Boxes are Nice to Use and then Discard.. Swans are Messy Birds.
SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES
******  To Keep a Water/Food Container Secure..
A Gallon Milk Jug Tied into the Corner WORKs !
SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES
******  A Large Polyvinyl Tub Works.. Again Tied into the Corner.
SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES
******  Swans are ALL Neck and Feet.. They will Knock Over an UnSecured Water Container.

SWAN TRANSPORT BOXES

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# 4  TRANSPORT BAGS.. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  These are Good for Emergency Transport.
SWAN TRANSPORT BAGS******  The Images Above are from the United Kingdom..  They have these Swan Bags.
We need to Improvise..  A Large Duffel Bag.. Sturdy Laundry Bag.. Extra Large Gym Bag.
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Catching a Swan and Using a Transport Bag..  This is a Helpful Video..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS17K40IVU8

******  OR Use the Idea and MAKE Your Own Transport Sacks..
SWAN TRANSPORT BAGS
******  I have Frequently Seen these Swan Wraps in YouTube Video of U.K. Swan Rescues.
SWAN TRANSPORT BAGS

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# 5. BODY SLEEVES &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  These Cloth Material Tubes are a BIG HELP to Control POWERFUL WINGs.
These Body Sleeves make our Veterinarian Visits Calmer-Safer for EveryOne !

SWAN BODY SLEEVES
******  It is Important to Watch for Signs of OverHeating.. > > Open Mouth Panting.

SWAN BODY SLEEVES

******  I USE Stretchy Knit Materials..
So it Stretches Side to Side – To Allow the Swans to BREATHE.
SWAN BODY SLEEVES
******  I Made Various Sizes..  They were a BIG Help…
I Do Miss Working with the Swans. ( 2021 )
SWAN BODY SLEEVES

******  Yep, We are Off to the Vets to have a Little Foot Checked before Adoption to New Home.
SWAN BODY SLEEVES

******  The Body Sleeves made it Easier to Change Wound Dressings.
Especially to their BIG Feet.
SWAN BODY SLEEVES

******  Large Bath-Beach Towels are a Big Help Controlling Wings when Carrying a Swan.
SWAN LARGE TOWEL Multi Purpose

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# 6.  SWAN REPLACEMENT EGGs  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
 The Topic Page Below has Lots of Information about Replacement Eggs.

SWAN REPLACEMENT EGGs
https://swanlovers.net/category/swan-replacement-eggs/

SWAN REPLACEMENT EGGs
******  This can be a Nice Winter Craft Project.  Be Prepared for Spring Nesting.
SWAN REPLACEMENT EGGs
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# 7. SWAN BARRIERs & REPELLING Tools  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Fewer Bruises Working with Your Hormonal Cobs.

There are Several Months During Mating and Nesting Season.. THESE HELP.

SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs

******  My First Attempt was an Eye Opener..  It Failed and I Learned.
The Handle was Screwed into the Padded Window Washer.. It Worked – Sorta..
It Kept the Cob from Whacking me.. He Flogged the “White” Feed Bag Cover.
The Padded End Came OFF !  And the “White” Bag Cover became his Victim.
I was Safe.. It was a Learning Experience !

SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs

******  Angry Swans Try to Stomp the Air out of the Lungs of a Weaker Swan.

******  It was Time to ReDesign my Idea..  Second Generation..  Much Better.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  A Cheap Garden Rake – With Secure Handle. < < <
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
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I Trimmed this Rake.. To Fit Inside a Standard Pillow Case.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
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  Layers of Bubble Wrap – Secured with Duck Tape.  I Added an Inside Cover.

SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
*******  This Time I Used a Bright Busy Patterned Pillow Case for the OutSide Cover.
This was Distracting to the Cobs.  Waving these Slowly in Front of you is Distracting.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  Mature Hormonal Swan Cobs are Strong and Focused on Protecting..
Their Wings have a Powerful WHACK.. These Padded Rakes HELP !
Never HIT your Swans.  Their Bones are more Fragile then Mammals.
Use these Padded Tools to Keep the Cobs Away.. or for them to Attack..
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  This is the Third Generation.. A Larger Padded Repeller.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  Wrapping Handles with Some Rubber Shelf Liner IMPROVES the GRIP..
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
****** ADD EARTHTONE  Washable Material Covers..  Ready to Use.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  Just Tie the Corners.. Easy to Remove to Launder when Needed.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  We Kept these with us During the Hormonal Mating-Nesting Season.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  We Learned HOW to Work Around our Hormonal Cobs..
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  “Never Turn Your Back on a Hormonal Swan Cob. “
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  It is Also Helpful to have SOMETHING to Use as a Barrier.. MY Supply Cart Worked.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  These Larger Trash Cans would be Great for a Cob to WHACK !
Plus > > You could Carry-Roll your Feed and Supplies to the Pond..
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
******  WE Used a Folding Lawn Chair as a Barrier when Checking the Nest & Eggs.
I Realize I have No Images while Checking the Nest.. I was Busy Checking.
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs

******  Using an Umbrella as a Shield.. Worked with the Turkey..
BUT NOT for a Hormonal Cob.  They will “Whack” an Umbrella into Submission..
SWAN BARRIERS & REPELLING TOOLs
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# 8.  HELPFUL THINGs for WINTER  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  Knowing the Temperature by the Water..  We know when to Turn the DeIcers ON!SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs

******  Walking on Ice Crusty Snow and Icy Areas around the Water..is Risky.
Ice Cleats that Attach to Boots and Shoes are Available at Sporting Goods Stores.
THESE Work.. Tiny Spike Grip into the Ice.
DO NOT Walk on Solid Smooth Surfaces with these.. then they are Slippery.
SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs
******  A Sturdy Walking Stick is Always Helpful for Balance on Uneven Surfaces.
SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs

****** TREKKING POLES are GREAT YEAR Round !

SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs

******  Heated Water Dishes are Helpful when Caring for a Sheltered Swan.
SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs

******  I Found this Bucket DeIcer.. It Kept our Kidde Pools from Freezing.
SWAN HELPFUL WINTER THINGs

******  These Heated Kitty Pads – Put INSIDE a THICK TRASH BAG..
are Safer then Using Heat Lamps..  These Heat to 100-101 Degrees..
Put a Little Straw on Top for the Swans to Sit on.
They Normally Regulated their Temperature through their Webbed Feet.
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SWAN K&H HEATED PAD
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******  A Garden Cultivator is a Sturdy Walking Stick.. and Helps to Grab Things in the Water.
SWAN CULTIVATOR POND TOOL

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# 9.  KIDDE POOLs for Rescued Cygnets and Swans  &&&&&&&&&&&&

******  SWANs WANT to be IN WATER !   It Encourages Preening.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  I Made Step-Up Bags with Material Feed Bags Half Filled with Straw.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  The Water in Kidde Pools in Hot Summer Sun will Get Hot.. Create Shade.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  I Used a Siphon Hose to Drain the Pools..
Sink the Length of Hose IN the Pool until it is Full of Water.
Put your Thumb on One End.. and then Stretch that End to a Lower Place.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

******  We Modified Several Kidde Pools for Injured Swans..
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  The Tiny Cygnets could NOT get In and Out of the Regular Kidde Pool.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  Placing the Pool on a Down Hill Slope.. They have Water and Access.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  This Dear Cygnet had Severe Deformities..  We Gave it a Chance.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  The Instinct to Splash and be Wet was there.. the Cygnet Enjoyed this Play Time.
We could NOT Leave this Cygnet Alone.. She would Get UPSide Down.. and become Helpless.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  Swans LIKE their Water Dirty.. ( I Like the Water Clean. )
And the Swans would DIG HOLEs and Put the Ground in the Pools.
Finally a Heavy Tarp Helped.. Our Lawn was a Mess..  ( Which was OK.. )
SWAN KIDDE POOLs Tarp TUBs

******  We Borrowed this STEP-2 Splash Pool… It was Great for the Larger Swans.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

******  The Swans could Stretch and Splash.. It was Fun to Watch their Happy Bathes.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

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******  A Vinyl Dish Pan Works as a Floating Vegetable Feeder.SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

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******  These Sister Swans.. “Brooke” and “Spring” became our Adopted Swans.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

******  The Girls Learned to Get Out and Drop Down on the Step-Up Bags. SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  We had this Vinyl Kids Toboggan and Put it to Uses.
Just Deep Enough for the Tiny Cygnets.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs TOBOGGAN

******SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs TOBOGGAN

******SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs TOBOGGAN

******  I Found this Ducks Foot Bath Tub…  Too Cute.SWAN KIDDE POOLs FOOT TUBs

******  We had Several Vinyl Snow Saucers.
Any Puddle of Water Works for Tiny Cygnets.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs SNOW SAUCER

******  In a Kitty Litter Pan they can GET Wet to Encourage Preening.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs KITTY LITTER PAN
******  These Storage Tubs Work.. Deep Enough to Keep the Cygnets from Climbing Out.

SWAN KIDDE POOLs STORAGE TUBs

******  These Deep Storage Tubs are Useful when Moving a Brood of Tiny Cygnets.
SWAN Cygnet Storage Tubs
******  I Know a Lady that had One Precious Cygnet Hatch..
She Gathered the Cygnet to Pinion it.  Put the Cygnet in a CardBoard Box.
After the Cygnet was Pinioned.. her Plan was to Put the Cygnet in a Shed to Rest
for a few Hours.  Sat the Box Down.. Turned to Open the Shed Door.
In that Brief Moment the Cygnet JUMPED Out of the Box.  It Crawled under the Shed.
The Distressed Woman was Never Able to Find the Cygnet.  GONE..
When we are Working with Tiny Cygnets OutSide, we Put them in the Cat Size Carriers.

******  And then there is the Under Bed Sweater Storage Container.  This Got a Lot of Use.SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs
******  This Storage Bin was Surprisingly Water Tight..

SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

******  I did not Want our Cygnet to be Bumping or Scrapping his Damaged Foot
when Getting IN and OUT of the Regular Kidde Pool..  This Low Container was Perfect.
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs

******  Often “Meadow” would Sit and Soak with his Bandaged Foot over the Side.SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs SWEATER STORAGE

******  The Sprinklers Added a Little Fun..
SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs SPRINKLER

******  We Enjoyed the Sprinklers as much as the Swans. SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs SPRINKLER

******  This was Fun Play on HOT Summer Days.SWAN KIDDE POOLs TUBs SPRINKLER

******  When you NEED to Get Swans OFF the Water..  Two to Three Kayaks Work the Best.
Row Boats, Canoes and Paddle Boats are TOO Clumsy.  Motored Boats ADD Injury Risks.
SWAN KAYAK CATCH RESCUE

******  Slowly Work the Swans to the Shore where there are People Waiting with Nets.SWAN KAYAK CATCH RESCUE

******  It Can Take a Team to Safely Round-up Swans. KAYAK SWAN CATCH
******  These Shock Alarms are a Safety Addition to any Water Environments
where there are Electric Cables in the Water..  Warning of Leaking Current in the Water.
SWAN POND SHOCK ALARMs
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#10.  FENCING – Temporary  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  Our BackYard Enclosure was a Work in Progress.
We Needed a Temporary Safe Place to Care for our Rescued Cygnets/Swans.
SWAN FENCE WOODEN SNOW FENCING

******  “Meadow” was the First to Live with us for Months..  Many more Swans Followed.
50 Foot Rolls of this Wooden Snow Fencing are Available at many Tractor Supply Stores.
This is 4 Foot High.. Held up Well to the Weather for 4 Years.  Then Showed Signs of Wear.
We Paid an Average of $40.00 for Each Roll..   Garden Stakes 4 to 5 Feet Apart..
One Warning.. Wear Old Clothing while Putting this Fencing Up.. The Stain COMEs OFF !
SWAN FENCE WOODEN SNOW FENCING
******  Another Fencing we Used.. Rolls of Green Vinyl Garden Mesh Fencing.
This was Easy to Set-Up for Temporary Projects.  Like Bait and Catch Times.
Several Sizes are Available from 3 to 4 Foot High.. Rolls come in 25 Foot Lengths.
SWAN VINYL GARDEN FENCE
******  This North State Fencing System is Great if you want to Avoid Stakes..
It Comes in 6 Panel Packages.. Can be Adapted and Moved Easily..
Stands Alone on most Level Surfaces.  A Little Support is Needed on Slopes.
The Sturdy Panels can be Folded and Stored when not Needed.
With Several Years of Outside Exposure to the Sun.. these DO become Brittle.
SWAN NORTH STATE FENCE PANELs
******  The North State Fence Panels are for Land and Water..  Wash and Store.
FENCE SWAN North State
******  These Dog Play Pens will Work when you Need to Bait-Catch your Swans.
Or you Need a Temporary Barrier to Introduce a New Swan..
Or a Place for Cygnets that are about be Adopted..  Lots of Uses..
SWAN Temporary Dog Fencing

******  This is a Dog Kennel Yard Pen.. There are a Growing Selection of these OnLine.
This Needed to be Lined with a Smaller Gauge Material to Keep Small Cygnets Inside.
Free Standing.. it can be Moved to Different Areas of the Lawn as Needed.
SWAN BACKYARD DOG Cage Enclosure

******  Do a Search for “Dog Play Pens for Large Dogs”.  There are Many Types Available.

SWAN – MISCELLANEOUS  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

******  THE First Miscellaneous Item.. A Swan First Aid Kit.
SWAN FIRST AID KIT
******  I Keep Supplies in a Plastic Sewing Storage Box..
Various Things that Might be Needed in a Hurry.  Rubber Gloves, Assorted Bags,
Scissors, Pliers, CLEAN Napkins, Tape, Corn Starch, Antibiotic Cream..Etc.
And an Extra Pair of Glasses..  Tape Measure, Paper, Pens…Etc.
SWAN FIRST AID KIT

******  Various Sizes – Multi-Color Cable Ties are the Easiest Way to ID Band the Swans.
SWAN CABLE TIE BANDs

******  When the Cygnets are Growing it is Good to know if they are Gaining Weight.
I Found it was Easier to Put the Wiggly Cygnets in a Plastic Bag for a Quick Weigh-in.
SWAN WEIGHING
******  This Idea Works..  The Large Dog Harnesses Allowed for a Leash.
SWAN DOG HARNESS
******  We were Able to take “Meadow” to other Ponds for a Visit and Bring him Home.SWAN DOG HARNESS
******  We used the Harness with Several Swans for Controlling their Movement.
SWAN DOG HARNESS
******  We do not have a Fence Around our Yard.. With the Harness I could Use a Long Lead.
I NEVER Left Any Swan Alone.. I did NOT Want to Risk them Tangling if I was Not There.
SWAN DOG HARNESS
******  The PET STEPs are Generally for Dogs Accessing a Vehicle.
But they are Workable for Pond Ramps for Swans and Cygnets Walk In and Out.
This will Reduce Erosion from the Swans Toe Claws Gripping into the Banks.
SWAN PET STEP RAMP
******  Assorted Size Bungees are VERY Handy..  REMOVE the Tiny Rubber Tips.. Discard..
MISC SWAN BUNGEE
******  A Few Lengths of Small Diameter Rope may be Useful..
******  Brushes to Clean Buckets, Bowl, Feed Containers, Muddy Shoes and Boots.
MISC SWAN BRUSHES ROPE

******  Medium Size Cable Ties are VERY Useful..  Carabiners Clips Also Helpful.
MISC SWAN CABLEs CLIPs

******  There are a Growing Number of WebSites with Swan Crossing Signs.
SWAN CROSSING SIGNs
******  These Swan Nesting Warning Signs were Privately Created..
SWAN NEST WARNING SIGNs
******  Were Ever you Visit Swans..  Along a River, Creek, Stream, Lake or Pond..
MISC VISITING SWANs
******  Take Healthy Treats for them..  I Use Empty Coffee Jars for Corn, Oats, Cereal, etc.
******  The Blue Buckets from Dollar Tree are Perfect to Carry Supplies.
Plastic Bags to Gather Trash, a Hand Towel, Pack of Tissues, Pliers, etc.
One of these Buckets is a Clean Place to Put my Camera and Extra Batteries..
There is a LOTs of Poop on the Ground where we Visit Swans – Waterfowl.
MISC BUCKETs HAT
******  Most of the Places we Visited Swans had Other Pets.. Take Treats for them TOO!
MISC SWAN TREATs
******  AND of Course.. Carry a Camera or Cell Phone with Camera.
MISC SWANs CAMERAs
******  I am So Glad we Took ALL the Photos that we Did.. Great Memories.
MISC SWANs CAMERAs
******  Having Binoculars Available Allow you to See the at a Distance..
MISC LOOKING for SWANs
******  Observe the Nest from a Distance..  Generally Checking them.
MISC LOOKING for SWANs
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Working with Swans has been a Challenge and a Joy !
Organized December 2021      (c) Linda M.Sweger
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******  Just for a Lighter Moment.  (-;   “The Pond Putter.”
An Old Golf Club to Whack Poop into the Pond.
SWAN POND POOP PUTTER
******  And Finally, “A Feather in your Cap.”
SWAN POND POOP PUTTER