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Raising Swans
By:Laura Johnson <>
Date: 15 August 2007

We are looking into buying 2 mute swans. In the past, we have tried raising ruan ducks, however, raccoons and coyotes have killed them. Will we have a problem with them attacking the swans? We also live in Illinois with mild to harsh winters, can they survive the weather. Half of our pond freezes but the other half stays open.

We also normally get a ton of canadian geese, which we don't care for, so I'm hoping the swans would keep them away.

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Laura Johnson

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Raising Swans -- Laura Johnson -- 15 August 2007
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