OUCH!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tyjaco, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew better. But, I've never had any of my chicks (or chickens) like to sit on my shoulder. I have one now. She's about 8-9 weeks old - Barred Rock. I babied her because she was smaller than all the others, and something happened to one of her toes right after I got her. So I spoiled her, and treated her special. Now she likes to fly up to my shoulder when I'm cleaning the brooder.

    This morning, she flew up, and for some stupid reason - I looked at her. I gave her just enough time to peck my eyeball.
    it HURTS so much! I guess it's bruised b/c it's got a dark spot, and underneath that - it's very red.

    OUCH!!
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    have you considered having it looked at by a doctor? you can loose vision from things like that.
     
  3. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd also recommend getting it looked at by a doctor and in the future don't look at the chickens when they're close enough to peck your face. Good luck and I hope everything turns out okay!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I wear glasses and am glad I do so - not just for the vision correction, but the vision they save me, because I've had my glasses pecked more than once.
     
  5. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was SO stupid. I KNEW better. I was just SO excited to have a "shoulder girl"...

    I don't think I need to see a Doctor - my vision is fine, there was no bleeding, it just aches, and starts watering occassionally.

    It feels better than it did this morning. I've been holding a cool cloth on it most of today...

    If it isn't better tomorrow - I'll find a Doc (I just moved here...)
    (stupid) [​IMG]
     
  6. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    it's a mistake any of us could have made
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i use to be a nurse, and i think you should have it looked at. now it's been a long time since i've practiced nursing or went to school, but i remember learning that there are some eye issues that need medical attention in order to help the person, and that if you don't get the attention you could lose your sight.....and if you DO see a doctor he/she could save your sight. i'm not saying you are going to lose your sight, and maybe it's nothing, but what if there's more going on in there than you can take a guess at? it's not worth it NOT to go. please go get it checked out. i had a baby chick peck my eye once and that hurt bad enough, i can imagine how you feel. [​IMG]
     
  8. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
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    your post has made me want to go buy some safety glasses or something. cuz i'm usually pretty careful, but you just NEVER know. and i have a son with Downs that LOVES the chickens and i'm always watching him when he's near them....but like i said,....u never know. and as much as i love my girls, i'm always so close to them. i kiss their faces etc. i usually squint my eyes when i do this, but still....you've got me scared now! lol
     

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