Cut Cornea from RI Red - what a day

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Biddieacres, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    My kids can't seem to keep their faces away from our new 8 week old chickens. Especially the RI Reds seem to go for their eyes. I spent most of the day at the childrens hospital with my son. The chicken pecked him right in the pupil and he is in such pain. It is constantly watering and he can't open his eye. It is even swollen. We are still new to raising chickens and everyone probably already knows this, but please warn the children to watch their eyes.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Im so sorry to hear about your son getting pecked! I have been pecked in the eye...ONCE! I learn quickly....chicken glasses. LOL Just a cheap pair of sun glasses...keeps MY peepers safe! LOL
    I hope your son recovers quickly.
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I hope your boy gets better too.. [​IMG]
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Ah, poor kid. . . I haue had an injured cornea twice, once from something in it, once from a tear when my eye dried out overnight. It is excruciating and maddening. IF they give you that thick gunky eye lube (not the same as the anticbiotic drops)-- ask the doc if you can use vit e or if he has a heavily moisturizing eyedrop instead. The thick stuff is useless. Only glops up your lashes.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2008
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] I am so sorry to hear about your son getting hurt. Hope he has a quick and full recovery. Take care and keep us posted.
  6. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    that's the worst! did they cover it? poor thing. my little brother tore my moms cornea when we were little and she said it was just awful.
  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I know his pain, but not from a chicken, I got a paper cut on mine from carrying in my groceries. I turned to see where my son went, and the bag cut my eyeball!
    I went to the hosp. and they didn't flush the eye out so by the next day, I had paper bag fiber embedded in my eye!
    They also gave me that useless eye junk!
    I wish they could have sent home some of the numbing eye drops, as the pain was so intense.
    I would rather break my arm then have my eye hurt!
    I hope he heals soon!
  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Oh, the poor thing. My daughter had a cut cornea from playing when she was young. Just a fluke. The good thing is that the eye hels quickly.
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Quote:Yes! the kids do wear sunglasses now just to make sure! He says he is not mad at the chicken because that is just what they do. They peck!
  10. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Quote:No they did not cover it but it is very sensitive to light so he wears sunglasses outside. I have never cut my eye but your right. People say it is just awful. I could tell he was in real pain.

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