I am such a jerk!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinnip, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    One of my Andalusian hens has been in and out of the house with a swollen eye lately. I figured out it was the new shavings I used in the coop. I put her back in the run and bought more shavings. I was supposed to change them out yesterday, but everything went sideways and I FORGOT! I can't believe I was so irresponsible. I came out this morning to find the nesting box splattered with blood and my poor hen has scratched her eye and the side of her face very badly. She's back in the house now and I'm changing the shavings. I'm just so P.O.ed at myself for dropping the ball.
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Kinnip, yes, don't things like that make you feel lower than whale poo? Don't worry, she'll be okay.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Sorry to hear that, but shell be fine. BTW why was the shavings causing it? Just curious. I use shavings too.
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Shucks, I'd be feelin' lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut.

    Hang in there this too shall pass.

    We all live.... and learn.
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    What kind of shavings were you using that bothered her ? It would be good for us to know so we don't use it ![​IMG]

    You know we are all under alot of pressure this time of year with Christmas and all that goes with it. It's so hard to keep up with everything !

    Don't be so hard on yourself as we all do these things now and then as we are distracted by all the things going on in our lives !

    Give yourself a hug [​IMG]
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Thanks guys. She's getting ample cuddling, treats and apologies galore. Every time I look at that eye, I cringe. She looks like a domestic violence victim. I don't think I could feel worse if I'd beaten up on her myself.
    I'm sure it's the shavings. She's clearly done all the damage herself. I used a new brand the last time I cleaned up. That's when the swelling and scratching started. Her right eye has taken the brunt of it. I suspect because she's right footed, making it easier to scratch. I don't have the bag the shavings came in, but they were supposed to be pine. I think some feed stores use the term "pine shavings" like Southerners use the word "coke". Shavings is shavings right? Uh...wrong! There's no telling what was in there. I never should've stopped using Statesman. The feed store I always buy shavings at doesn't carry anything else I use and their hay sucks, so I thought I'd shop elsewhere. Poor decision.
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    Don't beat yourself up, kinnip. We all do things like that.
  8. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Look who's talking. I know I haven't posted today, but I haven't forgotten the masochist thread. [​IMG]
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:Don't you dare. We have to discuss your lats.

    Bye all, wish I didn't have to go home now. Kinnip, give your goamel a big smooch on the nose for me.
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry about your baby, kinnip. We all do stupid things that we kick ourselves for.

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