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Peking duck laying soft shell eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ellenb06, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. ellenb06

    ellenb06 Hatching

    Dec 8, 2015
    Carriere, Mississippi
    Hi I am a new member have read articles on here about soft shell eggs but needed to find out more info. My eking is aobut 8 months old both her and my male. I feed them the same lay crumbles I feed my chickens plus give them corn I have given her some oyster shells numerous times. I have once had her lay hard shell eggs and then all of a sudden they all come out looking like rubber read something about they need calcium but what kind of food would I need to get for them that would supply the right amount of calcium. They free roam my land they love the pond and spen 90% down there now lso have a small pool for them and notice sometimes when bad weather looks like it is moving in they come u by the pool and stay there I guess till weather clears up. Just cannot figure it out now so Please any help will be welcome . U live in MIssissippi TY for any info

    I know Pekings do not set but if I can get hard shell eggs I can hatch

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I'm not a duck person but I see you have posted in the duck section. I'm sure the duck experts there will be able to help you.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    The duck folks will be able to help you out, glad you posted there. Good luck with your duck!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you post on the "Duck Thread," they should be able to help you out. I DO know with chickens you do not have cockerels or roosters, eating layer feed. I would imagine it to be the same with drakes. Layer feed has calcium for shell development. Males do not lay eggs and the extra calcium can affect them negatively.

    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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