Ask the Swan Specialist

Re: How to feed black swans? Vaccinate against New Castle disease?
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 3 March 2015

Hi Julian

You need to check with a local poultry farmer to see if the additives are safe and if he uses the feed for his poultry. If it is safe for poultry then it will be safe for the swans.

Adult and juvenile swans can be fed the same poultry layer pellets and crack corn. You do not need to buy something different.

No, there is no reliable way of determining gender at such an early age except through DNA Sequencing. Many swan breeders have tried other unreliable methods which get them in trouble later because their diagnosis was wrong. The Regal Swan