My duck has laid soft eggs for three years

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bbstvnsn15, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. bbstvnsn15

    bbstvnsn15 Just Hatched

    Apr 18, 2017
    Hi. My duck has laid soft eggs for going on three years. Her first year she laid regular eggs consistently from August through to the next July. She molted then and since has given me soft shelled eggs with no yolk. She's a khaki Campbell. Her belly hangs quite low. I have a hen and drake Indian runners. The drake mounts both hens. I get normal eggs from the runner. They are fed layer pellets and I have Oystershell available to them but it doesn't get used much. Any ideas?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, bbstvsn15, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I've no clue on the soft eggs but it seems to be something about that particularly duck (not environment or diet, etc.) since the others are laying normal eggs. You might inquire in the Ducks Forum here and see what they have to say:
    Hope you get some good advice - best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under bbstvnsn15 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no experience with ducks but the folks on the Forum redsoxs gave you a link to should be able to assist.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that the duck folks can help you out.

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    IF your duck has laid soft eggs for 3 years, I wouldn't expect her to change now. If her belly hangs so low, maybe she has a health issue - maybe fluid from heart trouble or some other problem. Or complications of her 'egg making' machinery . She probably would do better with a complete physical examination and tests required.

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