Soft Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jen Bullock, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Jen Bullock

    Jen Bullock In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2017
    Hi Everyone!

    One of my female ducks is about 4 years old. For the past couple of months she is laying incredibly soft eggs, the shell is literally like tissue paper.
    I have tried oyster shells in her food but she absolutely hates it when I add it in.
    Is there any other suggestions on what she could be lacking in her diet?
    I thought maybe just with the lack of sunlight over the winter was contributing, we did have a really cold winter this year so she was in her indoor pen more than usual but she has had ample sun the last month. Help!
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Sounds age related to me... egg shell gland going defective. :hmm

  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! You could try giving her an oral calcium.

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