Egg Bound button quail about to die, what do I do??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chick123600, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. chick123600

    chick123600 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just found that my little girl is egg bound, so I searched real quick as to what to do and I ended up soaking her butt in warm water, her egg almost came out but it was covered in what appeared to be part of her insides.

    What do I do? she looks like she's about to die??!
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try rubbing a bit of mineral oil or even olive oil on her bottom area then place her, alone in a quiet place with an heat source for several hours...although do check on her every few minutes. If she still does not pass the egg you should take her to an avian vet asap or you will lose her.
     
  3. nothingbutbirds

    nothingbutbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she hasnt already passed the egg u can get out of her very easily squeze right behind were u can feel the egg and when the egg covered with the skin comes out there will be a bunched up looking piece of skin there and make the egg head there and it will come out
     

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