Laying an Egg Killed My Button???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by UrbanMama, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    This is just not my week... [​IMG] One of my favorite button hens layed her first egg yesterday...and it killed her. Her skin tore above her vent (about the size of a quarter) and her insides were coming out. We tried cleaning her up and closing things up with Alushield (Aerosol bandage stuff...necessity to have with those silly buttons and their head injuries!) It seemed to work and then it came apart when she moved around. We had to cull her..... [​IMG] She was about 12 weeks and this is her first egg. Has anyone else ever had this happen??????

    We're down to 8 buttons.. 3 girls 5 boys (1 girl seperated still w/ head injury that's doing much better)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Aw shucks.

    It happens.

    I know a gal (human) who was born on Mother's Day and her mother died giving birth to her that day.

    She ended up having a little girl on Mother's Day and named her after the woman who gave her life who she never knew..
     
  3. chickiepoo2

    chickiepoo2 In the Brooder

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    Quote:I'm sorry. That's horrible! [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow Kelley!! I'm so sorry! This is just not your week with birds! [​IMG] It will get better!
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

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    That's too bad. I'm sorry [​IMG] That's tuff to handle.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    SEESH! That sucks so bad to hear!!! I am so sorry!!! [​IMG]

    Buttons skin is soooooo delicate though so its really not suprising to me that a button straining too hard being inexperienced with laying eggs that that could happen as horrible as it sounds im not really suprised sad for you though!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Sorry about your button!
     
  8. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Thanks guys...that lone, little egg went into the bator tonight. I'm hoping it'll be due around the time my A & M's are so it can join them in the hatcher. I have 75+ button eggs that should arrive Monday or Tuesday, [​IMG] so it wouldn't be alone long [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yay!..maybe you'll get a baby from her!....[​IMG]....LOL..75 more buttons....LOL...you are one craaaazy mama!...[​IMG]
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    75 buttons that is a handful
    Maybe the lone egg will be just like her mama
     

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