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veronicasmom

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This is just me venting a bit I guess. I get so nervous sometimes.
Have found two soft shell eggs in the past week. It used to happen occasionally, but since Veronica died from egg yolk peritonitis, every time I see a soft shell, I start worrying. Not sure who the eggs are coming from. It has been cold and the egg production is stopped from most of them, so I am hoping that it is just because they are finishing laying for the season.
Sometimes I really think I should just garden for a hobby instead of having pets.........when the plants die,I would not care.
 

Miss Lydia

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This is just me venting a bit I guess. I get so nervous sometimes.
Have found two soft shell eggs in the past week. It used to happen occasionally, but since Veronica died from egg yolk peritonitis, every time I see a soft shell, I start worrying. Not sure who the eggs are coming from. It has been cold and the egg production is stopped from most of them, so I am hoping that it is just because they are finishing laying for the season.
Sometimes I really think I should just garden for a hobby instead of having pets.........when the plants die,I would not care.
My ducks are through laying for the season, but I found 2 soft shell eggs in the chicken coop last week and of course thought the worse, but an old timer here on BYC said it is time of year when you see these kind of things, so I am hopeful that is true. Hopefully it is the same for your duck.
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Marty1876

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I've seen soft shelled eggs from ducks and chickens alike. So far, its usually only happened one or two times, and then everything returned to normal. As long as you are offering plenty of calcium suppliment, it will probobly be self curing. Remember, it happens in healthy and unhealthy birds alike sometimes.
 

veronicasmom

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Thanks guys, nice to know it is not just my birds. Still after losing one to EYP, I am so jumpy..........
 

Miss Lydia

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Thanks guys, nice to know it is not just my birds. Still after losing one to EYP, I am so jumpy..........
I know it will always be in the back of your mind, Best thing you can do though is make sure they are getting all they need to make good hard shelled eggs and try not to worry. I know easier said than done. Poor Amiga has had it happen to 2 of her girls. But you know there is nothing we can do and worry sure doesn't help.
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Amiga

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Seems right to get those thoughts out in the open. I share them. I think it is a sign of conscientious caring. As a gardener, I confess that it does hurt me when plants die. I hate weeding. At least I can feed most weeds to the ducks.
 

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