FYI- use caution, esp. children!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensioux, May 14, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While cleaning the brooder (usually the babies are out and running around while I change the paper) one chick "Marmelade" came back in the brooder and pecked me right in the open eye. A trip to Urgent Care (injured cornea) and $250.00. I have learned to keep my face well away from even the babies.
    Needless to say, Marmelade better be an excellent layer when she grows up, cause she's on my poop list until she pays up.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    near Charlotte NC
    $250 is a LOOOOOTTTTT of eggs she owes you!

    Plus you have to sue her for pain and suffering - I've had an injured cornea (chemical burn) and it was the worse pain I've ever had and I had 4 babies with no drugs at all. I'd have another labor any day rather than another eye injury.

    The only good thing about those types of injuries is that the eyeball heals the fastest of all tissue types so at least the pain is not long term

    Heal well!

    Susan
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    my 4 week old BO did that to me a few weeks ago-on my eye lid-I looked like I had a black fly bite for a week!!~!
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Chickens explore the world with their beaks. For them, everything in their enviroment is put through a rigorous flow chart:

    PECK, is is edible? ->Yes -> peck again to consume
    . -> No -> peck again to be sure
     
  5. trishok8

    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HA HA
    SOOOOO TRUE![​IMG]
     
  6. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whew, I'm glad I backed up super quick (didn't know I could move that fast). Once was enough.
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    omg i thought you meant ESP , like some superpower. i was lost.


    sorry to hear about this!!!
     
  8. montyhp

    montyhp Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was adding extra chicken wire around the bottom of the run last weekend and darn if the chickens think it was hilarious to nip my fingers every time I stuck them near the wire.

    Montyhp
     
  9. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Yikes! Good info to have! I hope your eye feels better soon! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    Ouch ~ Yeah, she better lay some golden eggs! LOL

    My broody got me on the bottom lip about a week ago. All I ended up with was a mouth full of dirt! She must've just pecked the ground before pecking me.
     

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