Soft egg?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by StoneBridge Farm, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    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! [​IMG]
     
  3. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    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.
     
  5. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO is it a poultry pellet? or chicken with added stuff? SO crack corn is cool too?
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    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.
     
  7. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. [​IMG]
     

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