Soft eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by beeman1989, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. beeman1989

    beeman1989 Just Hatched

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    Khakis have been laying good for about a month. The past few days one or two that just started laying soft eggs. I've always fed them oyster shell. What do I do? All the other ducks lay great
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some ducks need extra extra calcium - I use calcium citrate tablets, crush them up and add to treats. If the eggs are soft, I would add 100 mg calcium per day for a few days - and see if that helps. Then maybe slowly back off and see if they get back into balance with the oyster shell.

    Do they get layer feed also?
     
  3. beeman1989

    beeman1989 Just Hatched

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    They get Hubbard duck and goose feed. Think calcium is 1.5 percent
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would try the calcium citrate. If you happen to have calcium gluconate around, that can help, too. I cannot recall exactly how much I put in their water . . . maybe 3 tablespoons in a gallon and a half? But I do recall the Ca citrate amounts I use.

    @Miss Lydia do you have the Ca gluconate amounts handy?
     
  5. kmacgera

    kmacgera New Egg

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    I'm getting a few soft ones, too, but they're just starting. I'm also getting super-small without yolks. Over the past couple of weeks, the eggs are getting larger overall, and more plentiful. 5 eggs daily, the past two days, out of 11 birds. Metzer Golden Hybrid 300.

    This flock was born 3/15/16. I expected eggs in September.

    I've just added a bowl of oyster shells for free-feed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sorry just saw this tag Amiga, I put 1 tab to 1 cup of peas. mash and mix up. can't remember the water to cal glu ratio
     

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