help turkey laying soft eggs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nightshade, May 3, 2009.

  1. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our hen just started laying this week and every egg has been soft enough that it either breaks when it hits the ground. Or when you try to pick it up your fingers go through it. She has access to oyster shell and I guess I am not sure what else I should be doing to fix this.
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What else are you feeding her?

    Steve in NC
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this an older hen? I had a Black Spanish hen that was 4 or 5 years old and she would lay a couple of soft eggs when she started laying in the spring but after a couple they would be fine. I only had about a 50% fertility rate off her eggs though. I finally got rid of her this spring and replaced her with young hens.
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Struttn1 Have you wormed recently?? if not may want to..
    After worming we always give this to any of our birds to get the gut back on track Vita-Pro-B Concentrate and or Plain yogart..both work well..

    We feed game bird layer during the layer season, oyster shell and grit as extras weekly..

    ~Wilds~
     
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we keep them wormed. She is the only bird I had a problem with and her previous owner told me she did it once when she had her. The 1st time she laid a soft egg for me it did not have a shell at all. Only the leathery membrane. Her 3rd egg on would be perfectly normal.
     
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe just born with bad reproduction problems, it does happen, most of the time it ends up killing them as the egg ends up bursting in side and the infections sets in...

    ~Wilds~
     

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