My bandaid is NOT food, you #$%* chicken!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennsPeeps, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I sliced the heck out of my left thumb knuckle while working on stuff for canning over the weekend. It's pretty deep. I'm afraid to see how deep, honestly.

    It had finally stopped bleeding after 2 days. I had been canning for 5 days straight so went to watch some chick tv for the first time in days. My fav pullet was eating some fresh corn leftover from canning when she spotted the bandaid. She went for it, twice, quickly, and HARD. She didn't get the bandaid off but she did make my thumb bleed & throb like mad. The flap of skin got pulled back & the wound was completely reopened.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ARG!! [​IMG] It was just starting to heal, too. :eek:
  2. Alexis

    Alexis Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Just goes to show that chickens, when provoked because of "chick tv", will attempt to eat their humans [​IMG]

    But seriously, I hope you heal up soon. That sounds like a nasty cut (still healing from a pizza cutter incident myself, and now my finger looks similar to linguica) But don't forget the antibiotic ointment!
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    my chickens like to peck my tattoo on my leg and my painted toe i must wear long pants and closed toe shoes if i am anywhere near my chickens...I had to run in the house the other day i had stepped outside to start the BBQ and I was in shorts and flip flops and it was like they have radar.....ooooo yummmy toes and tattoos...and they chased me in th house...i went and changed into long pants and crocs and they were my lovable gals again
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    OW!!! [​IMG] Make sure you keep that cut nice and clean. I would wash it with peroxide 3 times a day and keep neosporin or another triple antibiotic ointment on it. If it turns red or starts oozing anything other than blood, you will need to see a doctor to get on some antibiotics for infection. Meanwhile, keep that bandaide of the chickens view. [​IMG]
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Yeah, said thumb is loaded up with bacitracin. It's tender but doesn't appear to be infected at all. I'm keeping a close eye on it.

    Gwen, my chicken who wants to eat me, made a beeline for the bandaid AGAIN today. I was faster than her today, at least.

    Did you know that lots of people are allergic to Neosporin? My doctor won't reccomend or use it.

    I'v been using the waterblocker bandaids because of all my crazy canning lately. Those things ROCK. They stay on all day, I swear, and aren't too tough to take off.
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    you might try wearing one latex or vinyl glove (a la Michael Jackson style) to protect your thumb while you're out with your girls until it heals. They do have "owie radar", don't they? [​IMG]
  7. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Oh those chickens! [​IMG]

    I hate when that happens. It's hard to do all the things you need to do with a bad cut on your finger.

    Our friend sharpened our garden clippers w/o telling me and the darn things were razor sharp.

    I literally cut off the end of my finger trimming roses.

    I used superglue to put it back on.

    It worked great, and I don't even have a scar.
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Superglue has been used for just that kind of emergencies many times now with great success (although it does burn like the dickens!). There's even a surgical glue that was developed from the whole superglue idea. It is worth having around the house for sure!
  10. Ouch! Cuts like that hurt enough as it is and seem so easy to re-injure! I hope it heals quickly for you! I'm learning that chickens are goofy and curious like that. Mine just love to go after my engagement ring! DH says it's a good thing we paid for the warranty on it so if a chicken eats my little diamond I get it replaced. lol. Like mjsdhs said, they like to go after my toes if I am wearing my flip flops instead of shoes!

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