I was spending some time with my babies today enjoying the holiday off from work. One of my favorites, Cuddles, flew up onto my shoulder. She does this often. I turned my head toward her to look at some of the other chickens and she pecked me right in the eye! I iced it for a while but after three hours, decided I just couldn't handle the pain anymore and went to the eye doctor. Well, I have a HUGE scratch on my cornea. The had to put a contact lense in (as a bandage) and I have to put antibiotic drops in my eye every two hours and return tomorrow morning to have it rechecked to make sure it is healing correctly. The doctor told me that if I hadn't gone in, more than likely it would have became a scar and I would have had permanent vision loss. SO, I will be wearing sunglasses during my visits with the chickens from now on!!!