I had this happen to my 3 year old daughter in September. One of my girls jumped up and got her right in the eye....she had to go to the eye doctor for testing...they wanted to make sure there was no permanent damage done. It was a really long and deep scratch across her cornea. It went from one side of her eye to the other! She almost had to have her eye patched. It was scary..her eye was swollen shut for 2 days.....it was bad. Luckily she was ok and there was no permanent damage done. We always make sure we do not let the chickens near our faces! The Dr joked and said that I needed to get her goggles on the way home...lol. Caution should deffinatly be taken when you are down and close with you chickens....or if you chickens get on your shoulders..watch your eyes!!!!