Duck problem...Need advise

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  1. Hatterasbd01

    Hatterasbd01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a three-year-old crested duck who's not laying eggs she has laid soft eggs the last couple weeks looking for a liquid calcium to give her I found a liquid calcium called Calquick at a local vitamin store that is just a calcium-based made out of oyster shells was looking for a dosage recommendation for her or another way to help her out. The oyster shells she spits out. As of today she hasn't layer an egg in 4 days and now she is just laying around not eating.Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Backyard community
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I think it's 250mgs per day I give Calcium citrate and put it in their drinking water @Amiga puts it in some smashed up peas.

    Calquick should be fine.

    Have you tried letting her soak in a nice tub of warm water for a while[supervised] If she has any eggs that need to come out having a relaxing soak can sometimes help.

    @Hatterasbd01 Welcome to BYC
     
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    Hatterasbd01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the advise, question tho the calcium citrate you put in the water. What is that a pill you dissolve in the water or a luquid? Is it something I can do for my duck?
     
  4. chickens really

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    You can put the oyster shell into an old nylon stocking and pound it into a smaller crumble or powder and make her a bowl of veggies just for her and give her that every couple of days to build up her calcium.......I have a few tricks up my sleeve being Ducks can be picky !!!!
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    These are capsules I open the capsules up and put them into their heated water bucket. Sure you can do it for your duck one of my ducks[ pretty sure it was one of my Buffs] was laying rubber[soft eggs] then I started adding the cal citrate to their water 2x a week and no more soft shell.

    I like @chickens really idea too but why not do that and just lay the stocking with the Oyster shell right into the bucket of water.

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    Do you always have to be so smart Miss Lydia??......Really do you?...........Your the best....

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    Hatterasbd01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok 2 more questions, I have one duck and I purchased some calcium citrate pills,1000mg each, how many should I put in her water and how many tumes a week? And I also purchased the liquid calcium to give her orally , you said roughly 250 mgs and just use a dropper and give it to by mouth
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Why not oyster shells???


    I'm confused!!!!????

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If you give by mouth make sure it's just inside the bill not down the thraot where it could go into her air sacs. I open 3 capsules and put into a 2 gal bucket of water 2X week spread out Like this week it was Monday and Thursday.

    I keep Oyster shell out for mine all the time and they eat them too. But when you have one having soft shell I like to give them extra [email protected] really
     
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  10. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Oh, okay .......got ya! .....




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