Chicken Removed My Contact Lens - Could Have Been My Eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. i'm going to remember this and keep my face far away from chicken beaks! My only incident so far is having a chicken peck my mouth - just got my teeth. i notice that when i have them on my lap and i'm telling them how pretty they are, they loooooook at my mouth. So it must look like a big worm or something. Gots to be careful around these critters, no matter how much we love them.

    Glad your eye is okay!
     
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

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    Holy Cow! So glad that your eye is ok. I snuggle with a few of my chickens all the time. So far none to peck my eye, but I try to be careful.

    My turkey did almost eat my diamond earring once when it was a baby. It was roosting on the edge of the brooder box in our garage. Quick as lightening speed pecked at my earring. I retrieved it from it's beak, but never found the back. It was either lost on the garage floor or was swallowed. I never wear jewerly around them now. They like the shiny things!
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Ouch. Lesson learned.

    Not to make light of the situation but I just had a funny vision of people all over the country wearing a pair of goggles while out with the chickens.

    Then it all went down hill when that image suddenly changed to a mask with attached snorkle. LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. joanm

    joanm Songster

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    Ouch! I'm glad you're ok! My girls have tried to jump up and peck my glasses when I'm stooped down giving them treats, it scared the heck out of me!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    When I was younger and didn't know any better (five months ago), my little Biscuit was on my shoulder and I turned my head toward her. Next thing you know, she's running around the pen with my contact lens in her beak. Thank goodness she didn't just swallow it!
     
  6. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

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    Thanks for sharing! We just get so comfortable, thinking it won't happen to us, or "our" birds are tame. They still have a natural instinct, without the ability to think through consequence.

    Tanya
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Obelisk has attempted a few times, but not successfully to eat my eyeballs.
    Tom, my EE pullet got me good once...we both turned our heads and the same time and whammo! beak meets eyeball=eyeball looses...

    That was funny Miss Prissy. LOL
    My son told me of a line that he found somewhere:
    You have lovely eyes, can I touch them?
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:That's funny. Can you imagine a bunch of chickens doing the chicken chase with
    an eyeball in one of their beeks??? Would they eat it? Probably yes. [​IMG]

    My eye is sore today and gets blurry every time I blink. I'm sure it' be OK. Thanks
    for all the positive thoughts.

    The poor leghorn isn't feeling good. She must have caught something when she
    bit this dirty human. [​IMG]

    Oh, Dipsy, I get the sense you don't like poopy feet. [​IMG]

    Watch those eyes!!!
    Don
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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    I hope your eye feels better soon.

    About 2 years ago, one of my chickens pecked my eye, and it was sore, and there was only a little red mark where she got me. But it HURT!!!!! :mad:

    Hope your eye feels better!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Glad you're okay, PurpleChicken! [​IMG] I'm always kinda wary when my birds get up around my eyes. When I had turkeys, that feeling was multiplied by 100%!
     

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