Soft White Egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sbw82, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. sbw82

    sbw82 Out Of The Brooder

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    I checked on my Coturnix Quail this morning and one of them had laid a white egg. When I picked it up it was super soft...quishy. And beside it there was a white membrane...looked like a piece of a balloon. One of the quail in that pen just started laying a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if this was from her or if a different female laid it. Its the first one I've seen.
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    They may need more calcium in their diet, one of my quail laid a few eggs like that so I gave her extra crushed oyster shell and her eggs went back to normal in a day.
     
  3. sbw82

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    I have access to oysters on a pretty regular basis. How much crushed shell do you give? And this is the only egg I've found like that. All the others seem to be normal.
     
  4. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    I keep a small bowl in their pen almost always and sometimes sprinkle a pinch on their food for the few females that don't always eat it. But if it was just one egg it's probably fine, maybe that female was just having a bad day.
     

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