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Help!! Button is prolapsing now...what do we do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redhen, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i am on the phone with UrbanMama now, her button is prolapsing...this is the buttons first egg....what can she do to help her?
     
  2. meezermom

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    Call a vet ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

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    bump...do a search. There is a lot of good info but I caution you it is not necessairily optimistic in nature. I had to cull a hen recently when nothing worked. Be prepaired.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks! i have been searching....the thing is she is so tiny..its hard to work with them...you cant insert anything in her vent..etc..because she is so small....poor thing! she has tried using oil on a q-tip...and soaking her in warm water...she is shaking now.......[​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    she is trying to push it out now...it just cant come out!...[​IMG]
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    A vet will give calcium gluconate... emergency substitute for that will be a crushed (half since this is a button ) TUM... keep on moist warm towel and put lots of baby oil on vent or KY gel. Good luck (do not try and insert your finger or such in her vent)
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks Diana!..she is trying all that...she is saying that she is bleeding now..and that the egg is just too huge to pass...the membrane is bleeding...should she cut the membrane now? thanks for helping! [​IMG] also, she wont eat the tums...what can we do?
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    okay..Kelley saw that it was a soft shelled egg..so she put a hole in it and let it drain and she was able to pull the whole egg out with tweezers...she needs to know what to do with her right now? should she put her back with the mate for comfort.(maybe in a dark room)...they are very bonded..or will it kill her if he tried to mate her? how can she keep her from laying eggs for awhile now? she has had no artificial light on her and she still was trying to lay...
     
  9. Kimiko

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    Put her in a dark, warm, place and let her rest.

    What does she get to eat? Oral calcium isn't going to do much at this point.

    To keep her from laying
    1) decrease hours of light by 1-2 hours
    2) discourage mating behavior
    3) move to a different area of yard or different environment.
     
  10. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    Thanks to everyone (including Redhen [​IMG] ) for all of the help! She's resting quietly with her mate right now. I have them in my bedroom in a built-in cubby that I'm going to cover with a blanket to discourage laying for a while. It's nice and warm, quiet and dark.

    Here are some pics of what we went through....

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    (We had the heat lamp on her to...didn't want her to get chilled!)

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    After I removed the egg...

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