Egg bound wobbly duck

Ckkramer22

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My 6 month old pekin was seeming wobbly while standing, drinking from her pool. I walked over to her and she started walking away and then all the sudden she flipped on her back and was almost seizing? I held on to her gently so she wouldn’t hurt herself and then all the sudden she popped out a soft shell egg. She’s still walking around like she’s drunk. I put her in our “duck hospital”- a small coop away from all the other birds with some fresh water with probiotics and electrolytes as well as some food. Any thoughts?
 

Crazy Maizie

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This seems like normal reactions when poultry lay soft shelled eggs. It takes a lot out of them.
What type of feed is she on? Any supplements? Even if on a layer feed, I recommend oyster shell on the side. At 6 months though, shes new to laying and most likely will have some blips here and there.
 

Ckkramer22

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On an all flock layer feed as I have both chickens and ducks. They free range in the woods all day long so there is a chance she could have eaten something too? I’ll go get some oyster shells
 

Crazy Maizie

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On an all flock layer feed as I have both chickens and ducks. They free range in the woods all day long so there is a chance she could have eaten something too? I’ll go get some oyster shells
Most likely it's the laying of the soft shelled egg. They will go into a trance before and after. The flipping on her back could just be because she toppled over in the trance. But, if you think she has some issues, I would get some vitamin b complex or nutri-drench for her as well.
I feed an all flock too. I place oyster shell and crushed egg shells in a separate container that is available at all times. Sometimes I still have egg issues, but even poultry on layer feed have egg issues. When I have an egg laying issue I also add crushed citracal to their oyster shell. The citracal has vitamin d3 and that helps with calcium absorption.
 

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