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A BASIC SCHEDULE for SWAN EGGs to HATCH.

April 7th, 2021 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in TIMING SWAN EGGs to HATCH - (Comments Off on A BASIC SCHEDULE for SWAN EGGs to HATCH.)

THERE ARE BIG SWAN EGGs in their NEST.

When Will Swan Eggs Hatch

Your Mute Swans are EGGSpecting.. Now What ??

“TIMING the NEST & EGGs” will be Helpful.

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This will be a BASIC OUTLINE.. General Behaviors.
There are LOTs of Exception.. NO 100% Rules.

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I do not have Much Experience with other Species of Swans.
We have Worked and Visited mostly with Mute Swans.

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Toward the End of this Topic Page I will have a Few Notes
about the Black Australian and Trumpeter Swans Nesting.

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As I Worked on this Topic Page.. I had Lots of Nesting Notes from Our
Years of Swan Visits.. And Photo Images to help Support my General Notes.
Keeping a Diary as Your Swans Nest can be VERY Useful in Future Years.

Mute Swans will Start more Affectionate Courting Behavior in the Late Fall.

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On Average, Sexual Mating will occur Starting Mid-Late January
and Continue until the Female Starts to “Sit” Full Time on their Nest.

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In Late February-Early March, Swans will start Looking for a Nest Site.

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Do Your BEST to Keep them On Your Private Property.

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There are SWAN NESTING RULEs for Early Spring:

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#1 >>> DO NOT WEAR WHITE in the Spring while Swans
are Mating and Nesting. WHITE is a Trigger for the Cobs to Attack..
NO White Buckets or Bags. Earth-tones are Less Agitating.

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“Hormonal Cobs” see WHITE as Invaders in his Territory.

#2 >>> Keep ALL Feed/Food at Least 30 Feet from their Nest.

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You DO NOT want to Invite Mice, Rats, Raccoons or Insects to the Nest.

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It is the Cob’s “JOB” to Protect his Female, the Nest and their Precious Eggs.

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Since Swans are “Ground Nesting Birds,” the Pens are Very Vulnerable.
Protecting a Swan Pen from Predators is a BIG Challenge.

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Pens are Very Vulnerable During Nesting.
Especially without a Cob for Protection.

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#3 >>> NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A HORMONAL COB !!

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THEY are FAST.. Give him SPACE and Understanding.

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Inform – Warn ALL Visitors to KEEP Their Distance..

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There is a “Line” that if you Cross it.. You are in the Cob’s
Protected Space and he WILL Defend it.. BE Aware.

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Swans can COME Across a Body of Water or a Lawn.. in a BIG HURRY.

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We keep a Barrier with us.. A Padded Fan Rake. Or Large Vinyl Trash Can.

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Never Hit your Swans.. >>> Just Keep them from Hitting YOU !

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OR We Keep a LARGE Net with us.. To Contain the Cob if Necessary.

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#4 >>> DO NOT REMOVE ALL Eggs to Prevent Cygnets Hatching..
Pens MUST “Sit” on Several Eggs 42 Days to Prevent Recycling and Laying more Eggs.

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Instead Oil, Spoil the Eggs or Swap-Out with Replacement Eggs.

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

If you want to Reduce the Number of Eggs that might Hatch,
Wait for the Pen to be “Sitting” about 7-10 Days.

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IF you REMOVE any EGGs.. KEEP them COOL Just in Case Needed.
If the Remaining Eggs Start to Disappear you may Need them.
Unless they are Cracked or Smell Nasty. Discard Those !

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My Plan with this Topic Page is to Share “TIMING the NEST-EGGs.”
I Plan to get into more Details in Future Pages.. Much to Share.

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Swan Nesting is a Wonderful Time… Enchantment in the Air.

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If you are able to Relax for a Few Minutes each Day…
Sit and Watch – it is a Magical Time..

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Although some “Waiting” Days are Like Watching Paint Dry.

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During this Time you May NOT be able to Mow the Lawn in the Nest Area.. BE Patient..
Many Cob HATE Lawn Mowers.. They WILL Attack Them.. BE AWARE !

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It is the MOST Magical Time Watching Swans in Love.

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How they Work Together, Protect and Care for Each Other.

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It is a “BIG SMILE Day” when we Find Tiny Cygnets in the Nest !

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If Tiny Cygnets Hatch, most Mature Swans are Devoted Parents.
There are Exception.. NO 100% Rules with Swans.

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Tiny Cygnets are Very Vulnerable until about 12 Weeks Old..

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There are Lots of Things to Learn when Caring for Swans..

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Swans are NOT Fond of the Nets.. They will Try to Avoid being Caught.

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Reproductive Hormones Increase During the Winter Months >> Spring !

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As the Time for Mating Begins
You will See the Mute Swans’ Beaks Flush Pinkish-Red.
This is the Result of their Reproductive Hormones Increasing.
You will ONLY See this with the Mute Swans..

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One of the First Anxious Times is WHERE will the Swans Decide to Nest..
The FIRST Year or Two.. are the Biggest Worry.
Do EVERYTHING you can to Encourage them to Nest ON your Property.

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Nest Building will begin Mid-Late March…
It is Weather Dependent. ??? Which is Still a Mystery to me.

Nest Building may take 5 – 14 Days.

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The Cob will Gather the Larger Coarse Twigs for the Nest Base.

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The Pen will Spend her Time EATING, EATing, Eating !!

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The Female will Line the Cavity with Smaller Materials.
Dried Grasses, Leaves and FEATHERs, etc.

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Egg Laying may Starts as Early as Mid-Late March.

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“Sitting for Incubation” might Start the Early Weeks of April..

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Somehow, Swans Instinctively Know when there will be LOTS
of Insects Available for their Newly Hatching Cygnets.

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Whether a Female Swan has been Mating or Not (No Male Mate),
by Age Three (Some at Two Years) Pens will Want to Nest.

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Once the Main Nest Material is Collected and in Place,
the Pen’s Hormones will Prompt her to Pluck-Preen Soft Fluffy
Contour Feathers from her Lower Breast and Abdomen.

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The Term “Feathering the Nest” Comes from this Nesting Process.

This Creates a Thinner Layer of Feathers known as the “Brood Patch.”

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The Pen Arranges the Fluffy Feathers in the Nest Cavity
to provide Additional Warmth and Insulation.

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This Thinner Layer of Feathers Allow the Blood Vessels that Run Close
to the Pen’s Skin in the “Brood Patch” to Pass her Body Heat
(Resting 103-104 Degrees) Directly to Incubate the Eggs at 101 Degrees.

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Swan Pens.. Lay ONE EGG Every Other Day (Favoring Mornings)
until All her Clutch is in the Nest.

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6 Eggs: 6 Laying Days.. and 5 Days in-between = 11 Days.
8 Eggs: 8 Laying Days.. and 7 Days in-between = 15 Days.

The Pen will NOT Sit on her Eggs for more then a Few Minutes
while she is Laying them.. SHE will be Out EATING !

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The Cob will Protect and Keep Eggs Warm, but Can NOT Incubate.

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During the Egg Laying Time, the “Cob” will “Sit” with/or on the Eggs.
They Enjoy being Close to and Protecting the Eggs in their Nest.

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During the Laying Stage, Swans may Bury or Cover their Eggs to
keep them Safe until the Clutch is Complete and Ready to Incubate.

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ONLY the Mute Pen can Incubate their Eggs – The Clutch.

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IF Both Swans are Out on the Water.
You Might get a Chance to Sneak a Peek at the Nest/Eggs..

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The Swans are VERY QUICK to Head back to their Nest
if they SEE you in that Area !

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EATING: The Pen will be Seeking Soft Muddy Places to Find Insect Larva..
and will be EATING, EATing, Eating.

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Their EATING Frenzy Starts about Three Weeks Before Egg Laying Starts.

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She is Getting Ready for 5 Long Weeks on her Nest..
The Average Mute Pens Weighs 22-26-28 Pounds.

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Average Mute Clutch: 4-9 Eggs. Average Egg Weighs 13-14 Ounces.
7 Eggs = 6.00 Pounds of the Pens Body Weight.

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Most Swan Eggs are Light Olive Tea Stained in Color.
Some ??? are a Very Pretty Pale Blue..

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Make a Note of the Date the Pen is “Sitting” Full-Time,
Count Ahead 37 Days.

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If All goes well, and Nothing Happens to this First Spring Clutch,
Hatching will occur -/+ 37 Days.

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When the Pen’s Egg Laying is Complete, “Sitting” will begin Around
the Clock to Incubate her Eggs.
This Way all the Eggs will Incubate at the Same Time.

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During the Next 35-37 Days, the Pen will Need to take Short Breaks
for Water and to Relieve herself. Breaks are Short 4 to 6 Minutes.

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The Cob will Stay with the Nest and Eggs until the Pen Returns.

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The Cob will Frequently Switch Places for these Short Breaks..
and Protect the Eggs-Nest. You may See him Nod for her to “Get-Up.”

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You may Observe them “Counting their Eggs.”

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Sometimes, Eggs will Crack as the Parents Trade “Sitting Duties”
and Never Develop. If they Leak the Clear Albumin, this will Attract
Flies and Insects.. Try to Remove Cracked-Sticky or Stinky Eggs.

The Pen will Turn the Eggs Numerous Times a Day.
This Warms the Eggs Evenly and Helps Prevent the Embryos
from Sticking to One Spot in the Shell…

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Cobs will “Patrol” the Water’s Edge by the Nest…

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The Cob will Usually Join his Female on or by the Nest near SunSet…

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If the Swans are Comfortable with you Walking Toward
their Nest, Collect a Handful of Twigs or Greens like Ferns.

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Lay the Twigs or Greens where they can Easily See them..
Be Safe doing this – not TOO Close..

The Swans will Accept the “Gift” for their Nest.
The Next Day these will Likely be in the Nest.

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I have done this over and over, I think it Helps with Trust..
They Understand you are not a Threat to their Nest.
Be Sure to “Nod” Hello as you Approach them.. Stay Calm.

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THE LONG WEEKS of INCUBATING the EGGs are About OVER !

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DAY 35: Two Days before the Cygnets Hatch, you may hear “Cheeping.”
The Term is “Pipping.” The Pen may Quietly Squeal to the Eggs..

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The Cygnets will Wiggle in their Eggs..
This will Cause the Pen to Stand more and Leave the Nest more Often.

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Hungry, the Pen may Seek Food – Watch for her to EAT.
The Pen’s Hunger is a “Signal” of Imminent Nest Maturity.

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The Pen will get into the Water Frequently and Bring Moisture
on her Breast-Abdomen Back to the Nest to Help Soften the Egg Shells..

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Do Your Best NOT to Interfere with this Process…
The General Advise is: NEVER Help a Half Hatched Egg..
The Swans’ Instinct will do the Best Job.

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AND the Swans Need Time for the Imprinting.. Best to just Observe.

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Soon After the Eggs Hatch, the Pen will Eat the Shell..
She is Reclaiming the Calcium her Body Provided for the Shell.

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All Eggs should Hatch within 36-48 Hours up to 72 Hours.

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The Cygnets MUST go to the Water by the Third Day to Start Eating.
“BUGS are the GRUB” for their First 10 Days…. LOTS and LOTS of Bugs…

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Swans will Gently take their little Cygnets back to the Nest for
Mid-Morning Naps and Short Rest Periods for Several Days.

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It is a TOTAL Joy to Watch Swan Parents Care for their Tiny Cygnets…

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To Supplement Feed the Cygnets – NON-Medicated “Start-n-Grow”
or a NON-Medicated Poultry “Crumble” in a Shallow Pan near the Water
will help if BUGS are Scarce…

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READ: Feeding Swan Cygnets.. for more Info..
https://swanlovers.net/category/feeding-swan-cygnets/

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In Some Situations it may be Necessary to Remove and Hand Raise Cygnets.

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Hand Raised Cygnets have a Better Survival Rate. It is a Big Job.

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If the Swan Eggs are UnFertile and Not Going to Hatch..
Try to Remove after 42 Days.

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If the Eggs are Not going to Hatch… for whatever Reason,
Some Female will simply Continue to “Sit”… and “Sit.”
OR if the EGGs are REALLY STINKY.. the Pen may just Leave.

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If you are able to Check the Eggs when the Pen Stands Up
or is OFF the Nest for a Few Minutes…

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Look for any Eggs Attracting Flies…
They are likely Rotting – Carefully Smell Them.
> > > Rotting Eggs that Smell BAD… SHOULD be Removed.

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If the Eggs DO NOT Hatch by Day 42 there is Little Chance they will..
They will likely SMELL TERRIBLE – Attracting FLIES..

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Flies around a Nest are a SIGN of Trouble.
Remove any Cracked or Foul Smelling Eggs.
Flies Carry Many Types of Diseases.
>>>> AND Flies May Lay Eggs – in 3 Day there will be Maggots in the Nest.

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WE have Replacement EGGs to SWAP-OUT Nasty EGGs.

OR Consider a Fly Repellent:

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ABSORBINE FLYS-X Natural Fly Repellent
Ready-to-Use For Multi-Species Live Stock Use.
Repels & Controls Biting Flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats and Ticks.
Natural Ingredients: Rosemary Oil, Thyme Oil, Citronella Oil,
Cedar Oil, Clove Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Geraniol.

DO NOT SPRAY Directly into the Nest.. Use ORGANICs – ONLY if Needed..
Spray 4-5 Feet OUT from the Center of the Nest..
Spray Away from the Pen.. On Calm Day.

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42 Days on Eggs that will not Hatch.. is SIX Long Weeks.
Your Pen is not Eating more then a Few Bites during that Time.

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Best to Remove/Discard the Eggs so your Pen will Start to Eat.
(From Articles) Report 20% of Pens will Sit until they Starve to Death.

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Hopefully, the Pen will Leave the Nest Naturally…
If you Wait TOO Long.. the Eggs will EXPLODE.. YUCK !!

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Some Cobs will Encourage their Female to Leave the Nest..
Somehow, they know.. I have Witnessed this.. It is Sad.

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Double Bag-Line a Small Bucket to Remove UnHatched Eggs.
If they Explode or you Drop them.. it is a BIG Mess.. Been There.

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I can not Imagine what a Pen does if an Egg Explodes
while they are Turning them.. They are “Stink Bombs !”

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Removing the Eggs is NOT a One Person Job..

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Extra Hands.. and Make a Plan so you Know who will do What.

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You will NEED to Contain the Cob in a Safe Place.

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We Put Ours in a Transport Carrier in a Shady Area.

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I use a Folding Lawn Chair – Turned Around as a Protection-Barrier.
Moving Closer Slowly to the Pen on her Nest.. be Patient.
Hopefully she will Move Off the Nest for a Few Minutes..

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IF the Pen will NOT Leave the Eggs on her Own..
Wrap a Large Beach Towel around her… Gently Move her off Nest.
This is a VERY Stressful Time for a Pen.. Keep Calm -Work Quickly.

NOTE: When the First Cygnets Hatch.

Usually you will have Most Hatch within 24 Hours.. then maybe a Few more by 36 Hours..
IF there are UnHatched Eggs at 72 Hours they are Unlikely to Hatch..

Removing these will Stop the “Dam” from Continuing to try to Incubate them..
It is Time for her to take the Healthy Cygnets to the Water… They NEED to Start Eating.

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Time to Remove and Discard the UnHatched and/or Eggs you know are Unfertile.

WHEN YOU Pick UP the UnHatched Eggs..
“Carefully” Smell.. Listen for Piping.. Feel for Wiggling..
IF you Hear Piping.. OR the Egg Wiggles..
and it does NOT Smell Nasty.. PUT it Back in the Nest.
IT JUST Might Hatch..

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Most Pens will Quickly Return to their Nest.. It is a Sad Time but Necessary.

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Once the Nest is Empty.. the Swans will Likely Return for about a Day..

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Taking the UnHatched Eggs Away Allows the Cob to “Close the Nest.”

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The Nest Below is a Different Nest.. Built by Different Swans.

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Most Swans are OUT on their Water the Next Day..
The Pen will be Eating.. Provide her a Good Quality Feed.

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Reproductive Hormones for Both Swans will Decrease over
the Next Two Weeks.. The Summer and Fall will be more Peaceful..

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If you have Cygnets Hatch… Then the Summer and Fall will be Busy !

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Young Cygnets out Grazing for BUGs !

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Swan Cygnets GROW SO Fast.. They Need to be Strong and Healthy by Fall.

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Swan Cygnets Grow SO FAST
https://swanlovers.net/category/swan-cygnets-grow-so-fast/

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GENERALLY ALL SWANs INCUBATE their EGGs a Similar Number of Days.

MUTE Swans …………………………………. Aver. 36-*37 days
BLACK AUSTRALIAN Swans ………….. Aver. 36 days ………….. Twice Annually
BLACK NECKED Swans …………………. Aver. 36 days
COSCOROBA Swans ………………………. Aver. 35 days
TRUMPETER Swans ……………………… Aver. 35-36 days
TUNDRA-(Whistling) Swans ………….. Aver. 35-36 days
WHOOPER Swans …………………………. Aver. 36 days

BEWICK Swans ……………………………… Aver. 36 days – I am trying to Figure Out where these Fit.

( While Reading, I did find a Variety of “Days for Incubation”)
Ranging from 32 – 45 Days. I Suspect some Guessing.

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Black Australian Swans Nest Twice Annually.
Broods Hatching in March and October.

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The Basics for Nesting Swans is Similar.
The Time of Year they Nest will Vary.

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Trumpeter Swans Nest about a Month Later then the Mute Swans.

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It is a Good Idea to Remove the Nest when you are SURE
your Swans are Finished for the Season.

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Decaying Nests make Great Homes for Mice, Rats, Bees, Snakes,
Spiders, On and On, etc.

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In the Fall or Very Early Spring Pile some New Twigs for a Fresh Nest.

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Swan Eggs are Lost for Various Reasons..

Swan EGGs are Commonly Lost to Freezing, Flooding, Raccoons..
People..Kids.. !

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Spring Weather can Vary Greatly… Warm then COLD !
Uncovered Eggs may Freeze.

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Spring Flooding – OH MY !!
When Heavy Rain Flash Floods their Nest Site !

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WET – Soaked.. Water will Enter the Eggs.
There are Very Fine Pores in the Shell that Allows Air to Enter-Exchange..

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More likely then not any Embros that are Developing will Drown.
OR Bacteria will Enter and Damage the Contents of the Eggs..

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Nesting Material that does NOT Drain.. can Spoil the Eggs.
This Nest is Mostly Last Fall’s Leaves that are Mush after Days of Rain.

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WET Swan Eggs turn Blue..

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Days of Heavy Spring Rain.. Spoiled this Pen’s Eggs.

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These will be the “Anyone’s Guess” Eggs..
It is “Anyone’s Guess” if they will Hatch.. Few Do.

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I have Seen Swans Roll these Blue Eggs out of their Nest.

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Disappearing EGGs – Raccoons are the Common Reason.
You may Find Broken, Empty Egg Shells in the Area Near the Water.

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As Long as there are One or Two Eggs in the Nest, most Pens
will Continue to Incubate them.. And not Recycle.

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If All Eggs are Lost there is a Good Chance the Pen will Lay more Eggs.
She will EAT for 7-14 Days to Replenish her Body… “She will Recycle.”

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You will See Mating again, if they Recycle for another Clutch – MORE Eggs.

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The Swans will START the Nesting ALL Over Again !

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“Sitting” in the Summer Heat is Very Hard on the Pens..
Try Providing some Shade.. Below the Pen is Using her Wings for Shade.

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The Cob will Notice the Pen Panting, Blinking.. Looking Distressed..
and will give her more Breaks on Hot Days.

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>>> Never place Food near the Nest… ! NO Closer then 30-40 Feet…
But, a Pan or Bowl of Clean (Change Daily) Cold Water on Hot Days
place Several Feet from the Nest is often “Welcomed” by the Pens.

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This Pen Trusted me.. I could Place a Cold Drink on her Nest..

Watch/Remove ANY Pan of Water Close to Hatching..
If Too Deep a Tiny Cygnet MIGHT Climb IN and NOT be able to Get Out..

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” BIG SMILE “

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Enchanting Memories.

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Gathered for YOUR Information (FYI) … April 2021
From our Years of Visiting Nesting Swans Far and Wide.
We had Experiences with Feral Mute Swans and Private Captive Swans.

We have Learned.. There are NO 100% Rules with Swans.
Swans Do NOT Read the Books Written about them..
… SwanLovers Linda & Rob
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Protect Yourself from the Hormonal Cob..
He will be a Challenge to Work Around.
BUT, it is his JOB to Protect his Family.

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Give him Space and Understanding.

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