Ask the Swan Specialist

How long to leave eggs that have not been fertilised
Date: 11 May 2014

Hi, we have a rescue pet swan, whom we have had since she was a ball of fluff. She had another rescue swan as a partner for years and they successfully raised signets. Unfortunately Shadow had an accident and Snowy is on her own. She has laid eggs this year and they are definitely not fertilised. How long should we leave them with her, if at all? It seems so unkind to remove them, however it doesn`t seem right to let her keep sitting on them.

Many thanks in anticipation.