Chickens and eyeballs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by helenbk1966, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. helenbk1966

    helenbk1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    FYI. if your chicken looks at you like she's thinking about pecking your eyeball, it might be because she is going to peck your eyeball.
     
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  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    LOL -well said!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Or it could be a pecking order stare?

    Could be they're trying to figure out why the big chicken's eyes are both in front?
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. I always close my eyes and try to keep my chickens away from the face!
     
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  5. helenbk1966

    helenbk1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any suggestions for relieving the pain which is considerable? I can see fine it just hurts!
     
  6. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Sorry! Eyes should heal quickly, so as long as your vision is fine it won't be long. Maybe an aspirin will help with any pain.

    I've had chickens eye my teeth like that when I smile at them. I once got pecked in the teeth quite hard, and of course her beak slid into the gum and made it bleed. I guess I'm lucky I learned my lesson via a peck to my teeth rather than my eye!
     
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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sorry, didn't realize you got pecked in the eye. Honestly thought it was a joke.

    Did she peck you just on the lid or in the eye itself?
     
  8. andreanar

    andreanar Overrun With Chickens

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    Try a cold pack, or frozen peas or corn. A few ibuprofen to keep swelling down. I was just worrying about this today! I have a few chickens that like to ride on my shoulder, and they look at my face, I try to keep my face turned away.
     
  9. FourteenChicks

    FourteenChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was like
    Yeah right this wouldn't happen

    Lets just say...ouch my eyeball
     
  10. Ponyfeather

    Ponyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly our eyeballs seem extremely appealing to them to peak. Thankfully I have learned you can train them not to peak them if you start young. If they go after your eyes when getting attention ignore them, put them down if you are holding them. They learn rather quickly eye peaking doesn't get them anything worth while. Unless they are trying to get you to ignore them.

    I'd flush your eye and ice it if you can.
     

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