StoneBridge Farm

Songster
12 Years
Dec 19, 2007
187
1
129
SE Ohio
Ok so I got my first call duck egg today... except it has a soft shell. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

SBF
 

LinckHillPoultry

Songster
12 Years
Jan 17, 2008
1,676
5
181
Pennsylvania
Soft eggs are the outcome of a bird not having enough oyster shell. Nothing to fear. Its not uncommon. Just give your bird some oyster shell and that should really help!
 

StoneBridge Farm

Songster
12 Years
Dec 19, 2007
187
1
129
SE Ohio
Thanks! Ya know... I didn't even think of that. I am feeding them the feed from a local feed store. Apparently it isn't good enough. They also suggested turkey feed. Any suggestions?

SBF
 

LinckHillPoultry

Songster
12 Years
Jan 17, 2008
1,676
5
181
Pennsylvania
I feed my calls a mix of pellets and scratch. They've just started laying and I haven't gotten a soft egg yet! I've never heard anything about feeding them just plain turkey feed. All my birds eat the same types of foods because what I feed them can be fed to any type of poultry and they just love it.
 

LinckHillPoultry

Songster
12 Years
Jan 17, 2008
1,676
5
181
Pennsylvania
poultry pellet. I give mine shelled corn once in awhile because corn is a very fatty food for birds. In the winter I give mine more just due to the fact of how cold it is. I also give them more food then I would normally give them in the warmer months due to the fact that there are no insects or fresh grass and weeds to chow on.
 

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