Almost was killed by a falling chicken... somebody is stupid... me?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by chickensducks&agoose, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay please don't judge. When my birds free-range (which is pretty often unless I've got family staying who object to piles of poop on the steps) I've got 5 of them who refuse to come in at night. 2 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 white EEs and River, our non-standard salmon faverolle. Anyway, the fayoumi sleep way up in a tree, about 40 or 50 feet up, so I assume they're safe. The other 3 pick a branch about 12 feet off the ground. So every night I get our big rake with the flat edge? like a big ----E with lots of teeth? So I usually poke the flat edge of the rake up in the air, the chickens step onto it, one at a time, and I lift them over to the coop and deposit them inside. anyway, tonight TWO birds, both big fat EEs, climbed on the rake, and then one promptly pushed the other off, who then fell straight down onto my arm and head. I then managed to drop the rake,which fell and hit me on the head too. Yes, I'm klutzy, but wow, I've got deep gouges down my left arm, and my head has a giant lump on it. I know that whoever is at fault is really, really dumb, i just can't decide whether it's me or the birds...
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Oh my!
  3. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Bennington, NE
    Hee hee.. This sounds like something I would do! I'm convinced it's the birds that are dumb - not us!
  4. doubleostud

    doubleostud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2008
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    Just be glad it wasn't a jersey giant or even worse a turkey that fell on you.
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Hmmmmm...I wonder if that's coved on my home owner's policy.....
  6. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Tioga County PA
    [​IMG] maybe they did it on purpose...

    hope you feel better soon! [​IMG]
  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Acts of chicken? imagine the lawsuit if a giant chicken fell out of a tree onto the mailman's head, or one of those visiting politicians...
  8. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:or a hippopotamus. that would've been much worse. [​IMG]
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Clip one wing on each bird...then "train" them to go in the coop at night... [​IMG]
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No judgments from ME. I'm just trying not to snicker. I know, that's mean... but it's my first reaction after I know somebody is okay subsequent to a nasty trip & fall.

    I am SO glad all my chickens roost in coops! I'd probably be standing on a wobbly chair, using a rake, to get mine out of trees at night, otherwise.

    Glad you're mostly okay - hope you heal up fast!

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