Mallard layed really weird "egg"

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  1. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mallard layed her very first egg earlier around 10 this morning, and it was a normal egg and everything. 6 hours later she was acting very strange so I knew she was gonna lay another one, then this thing came out! :confused: Does anybody know what on earth happened??

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Startup glitch, I think. That is a shell-less egg.
     
  3. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never seen this before i think its kind of cool but i think she just layed a egg that was not ready to be layed yet i would freak if my ducks layed that but i would say that the egg wasnt ready for laying
     
  4. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! Is she okay? That is strange indeed!
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is she getting layer feed and crushed oyster shell free choice?
     
  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amiga has indicated the best dietary supports to end shell -less eggs. It does happen and was very likely a glitch bcz your duck is just starting to lay eggs. I have 2 who just started laying back at the end of '13, and their eggs are super tiny. I expect that come Spring, their systems will have normalized. Your duck should too.
     
  7. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she eats layer feed and she has gravel grit available to her. She also eats a lot of cracked corn and vegetables, along with meal worms and crickets, if that matters.
     
  8. duckman4450

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    Yes, she eats layer feed and she has gravel grit available to her. She also eats a lot of cracked corn and vegetables, along with meal worms and crickets, if that matters.
     
  9. Amiga

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    Gravel grit, or coarse sand, those are good for grinding food. But does it contain calcium? Crushed oyster shell is a calcium source.
     
  10. duckman4450

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    I don't believe it does. I ordered some crushed oyster shells earlier today so I'll see if that does anything. Thanks for your help
     

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