Egg with no shell!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by learycow, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck that has been laying shell-less eggs. I mix oyster shells in with their feed, but I still get these weird eggs! She laid one every day for about a week, then nothing for about two weeks. Now she's laying them again, and again they have no shell!
    I also noticed that she lays them late in the day. All of my other ducks lay their eggs early. I collect them around 8 am and everyone has laid one by then. But when I go out again around 6 pm, I have the egg with no shell.

    Anyone else have this problem? Or know what's causing it? I know a calcium deficiency will cause this, but like I said, they get oyster shells on a daily basis because it is mixed in with their grain.
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a duck that lays a shellless egg every day around 5pm. I always get my full quota of Runner eggs a day too so she must be laying 2 eggs a day. Its 1 of my brown ones but I dont know what 1 as I cant tell them apart. [​IMG]
     

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