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Re: Wet swan eggs
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 3 March 2014
In Response To: Wet swan eggs (Gail)

Hi Gail:

If the water submerged the eggs for any significant amount of time, the cygnets/embryos were probably deprived of oxygen which would decrease their chances of survival.

If the parents continue to go away from the nest for long periods of time, then it probably means that the eggs are not viable. However, the swans know more than us, so do not disturb the nest or eggs. The adult swans will either kick the eggs out of the nest or abandon the nest if the eggs are not viable. Just give it a few more days. The Regal Swan

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Wet swan eggs -- Gail -- 3 March 2014
Re: Wet swan eggs -- The Regal Swan -- 3 March 2014