has anyone ever been bitten by a chicken?

animals1981

Songster
11 Years
Jul 19, 2008
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Ive been attacked but never by the beak!

What does a chicken bite feel like? can they rip ur skin and draw blood with their beak?

Its not nearly as bad as a duck bite correct?
 

gapeachy

Songster
11 Years
Oct 21, 2008
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Rome Ga
one roo just reached over and bit my hand...he grabbed meat...did not bring the blood....just like a pinch....scared me though
 

pw_quiltworks

One Handy Chick
11 Years
Jan 7, 2009
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I get bitten at least once a week. It hurts. They are sneaky. It's a real bad pinch. I get bruises from them. My hens are devils sometimes. I wear thin leather gloves now when I go in the coop. They usually get me when I forget my gloves and bend over to fill the feeder. It's the only place they get me. I wear rubber boots that go to my knees and being winter still I have a lot of outer clothing on. Just be careful and dress well if they bite.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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I have had them draw blood, but just like a small, sharp bite, not a tearing bite. Hurt like the devil, though! That's why I never wear sandals around the chickens.

It's also why I never pick up my chickens for a cuddle anymore either. I had one go for an earring and gave me a new pierced ear!
 

purecountrychicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
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Chickens are not mean. If you spend time with them everyday they will not bother you. Start spending time with your chickens and you will find they can be friendly,,,just like any other pet. You stop spending time with them and then they dont know who you are.
 
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kycklingar!

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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6
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Linköping, Sweden
my roos bite toes.
But we all make the bites out to be worse than they really are. I am not afraid of chicken bites. Yes, they can bruise, and even break the skin sometimes, but it's NOTHING like a mammal bite. It's almost humorous. I just pick them up and cuddle them when they bite. Biters dislike that more than anything!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Lil' Bit, being half blind, generally takes a finger when she's trying for a treat in my hand.
I pet each one individual and tell them goodnight when they go into roost. I have one hen that will bite HARD if my hand gets anywhere near her face while she's on the roost.
I've also been bitten trying to peek under hens on the nest.
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
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My Coop
I never could conceive of birds that didn't act like lap dogs like mine do- until I met a friend's birds on Monday.

Her roo looks like a barred collie, it's so big, and when I went to pet him, naturally, like I would mine, he bit my finger- hard! It was like hitting my finger with a hammer!! It's still just a tad sensitive...maybe that's from too much typing....
 

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