Beware the Facial Piercing!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by columbiacritter, May 12, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend had to rush her teenage daughter to Urgent Care last night when the roo she was cuddling ripped her nose stud out! One swift peck and no more nose stud for her for a long time accordign to the doctor that treated her nose. She'll be lucky if she doesn't have a scar. The doctor said it was the first facial piercing vs. chicken incident he's had to clean up.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Shiny things! Shiny things! Faces close to chickens - not good.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Ouch, hope she heals fast.

    I sound like a broken record, but I recommend NEVER letting a chicken anywhere near your face. They are particularly fond of shiny eyeballs.
     
  4. Prudence and Pearl

    Prudence and Pearl Out Of The Brooder

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    my little chicks try to get at my lip ring haha now when they get bigger it wont be nearly as cute
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lots of ear piercings and have to watch them for that too!
     
  6. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    This is sorta funny and sorta not because I had a chick hanging from my lip ring earlier. I hope she heals up well. I know how bad piercings can scar when they get ripped out.
     
  7. BCBunnies

    BCBunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she's okay and doesn't have any serious scarring with it. I didn't even think about that I'm so used to the goats and rabbits and we never had any friendly chickens that we could hold before. I intend these I'm getting in to be friendly though so I'll make sure I keep them away from my ears I'd hate to have these ripped out as big as they are. [​IMG]
    We'll be wishing her well here in Texas.
     
  8. NewOldMotherHen

    NewOldMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Ouch! Thanks for the warning. I hope she heals quickly.
     
  9. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a "monroe" piercing in my upper lip. My chickens have gone after it a few times. I guess they got bored with it though...they don't even pay attention to it anymore.
    That must really suck though...but at least it's a unique story!
     
  10. triplej

    triplej Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so, so much for this warning!! New chicken mom here and this is something I wouldn't have thought of worrying about.

    I hardly ever wear earrings and I don't know if it will be an issue for my son, he has gauges in his ears. I am going to tell him of this post, nonetheless.

    Thanks again.
     

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