LOL!! If I only had a video camera

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cthrash1, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I got to experience pine tar first hand today...I had just finished treating 5 chicks with it due to pecking put them back in the brooder as I would finish each one. It was like the parting of the Red Sea every time I'd put one back. The others won't go near them and if they try to shove under the others or cuddle, the others shake their heads and run. SHEW STINKY!! [​IMG]

    Now to explain...
    Last week I was in the process of closing in and fencing another chicken house behind the first one for these chicks(because it's really time for them to go out) and stabbed my hand to the bone with a knife trying to get the seed out of an avocado I was going to have for lunch. So been out of service til the last couple of days. Now have to wait til Monday to close it in, so it's getting a little crowded in the brooder. Which probably explains the pecking.
  2. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    I must share my avocado seed removal technique. Use a big chef's knife. Cut the avocado in half like normal and separate the two halves. Swing the knife so that you hit the seed with the middle part of the blade, so that the blade is stuck in the seed. Then you just twist the knife and the seed pops out. Then you bang the knife on the side of your garbage can and the seed is knocked off into the garbage. You never have to touch the slimy, slippery seed. Be careful! Did you get stitches?
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    AGH! CRINGE! Sounds painful!
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Thanks for the advice, will do that. No I didn't get stitches(no insurance). I just used butterfly strips to hold it together as it was from a steal knife and only half inch, then covered it with a waterproof bandaid for 4 -5 days then have just let it air the rest of the week. It's almost healed now just a little scab. But yes it did hurt like mad, and of all the times for DH to run off w/o his cell too...He never leaves it, but that day he did. My 10yo DS nursed my wound as I was about too pass out...Sad huh... [​IMG]

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