Help! possible sick duck.

Hooperdooper

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 28, 2014
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Tolland , CT
My 7 month old Pekin just started laying about 3 weeks ago. It has been daily until this week. Monday morning I found nothing. Tuesday I found it after work and today nothing again. She was acting odd today, not as happy and chatty as normal so I figured I'd try a warm bath to see if it would help
As soon as I put her in she pooped what looked like yolk. I am worried the egg broke but I checked the vent and didn't feel anything. I am not sure how far to go so I went in about an inch and a half. What could this be and did I check her wrong?
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Amiga

Overrun with Runners
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Don't go in very far - generally just an inch or so, but I am not sure . . . @casportpony may have better information about that.

I am guessing it's a shell-less egg. Those happen. She may need more calcium. What is she getting for calcium?
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
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If they are layer pellets, that's good. Some give oyster shell free choice on the side.

I have added dissolved calcium citrate to layer pellets to boost calcium.

But sometimes when they first start laying, they will have weird, undeveloped eggs.
 

Hooperdooper

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 28, 2014
83
4
43
Tolland , CT
It is regular duck and goose feed. I was told that the oyster shell should be enough but not to go crazy with it because it is bad for the drake.
 

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