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.