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pecked in the eye

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anitalogan, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. anitalogan

    anitalogan In the Brooder

    I warned him, yes I did. I told him that I had read on this forum not to get eye level with a chicken. DH picked up one of our teenage chickens and put her on his shoulder. I snapped this picture seconds before she pecked him in the eye. Thank goodness he wasn't injured seriously.

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I'm not sure I'd let a red cockerel on my shoulder.[​IMG]. My RIR pullet has attacked me 3 times challenging me in the pecking order.LOL

    I let my wyandotte on my shoulder and not only has she pecked me in the eye, she's eaten my earring(only pair I own) and down the hatch it went. Luckily she wasn't too big when I got it in the eye. When they are on my shoulder, I always look away the opposite direction. I've leaned my lesson!

    I'm glad you dh wasn't hurt.
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Sometimes I'm happy I wear glasses! I'm glad he wasn't injured.
  4. Awe. I used to let mine sit on my shoulder until I started reading that I stopped. Glad he wasn't injured seriously!!
  5. Noymira

    Noymira Songster

    Mar 9, 2011
    Chittenden County, VT
    Yup, been there done that!

    My sweetest little Rhode Island White at 8 weeks did the same to me. Except she climbed up from my arm to my shoulder first, she wanted to get one of those shiny things. Luckily it was a light peck and I closed my eyes when I saw her coming in, no injury.
  6. swmalone

    swmalone Songster

    Jun 30, 2011
    Northern Utah
    I saw this post and just had to read it. A couple of days ago we let our 16 week old pullets out to run around the yard before bed. I was laying on the grass with my eyes closed and next thing I know I feel this whack on my glasses. My buff orpington which is the most curious of the bunch was pecking at where the screw sealing in the lens is on my glasses. She gave it a couple of good pecks before I pushed her away. I will definitely be careful with them around my eyes.
  7. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Yep one of my hens pecked my grandson in the eye. Luckily he wasn't injured. He never gets that close again. Glad your hubby is OK.

  8. knitjulia

    knitjulia In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2014
    I just came in because my chicken pecked me in the eye while on my shoulder. HURTS! Could'nt closemy lid fast enough! Eye and nose watering like crazy. Any suggestions? (besides not to do that again) Ouch!!!
  9. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Songster

    Jun 2, 2013
    Atlanta, Georgia
    My BR hen got me about 4 months ago...bad enough I went to the eye dr. the next day.

    Now I take a pair of safety glasses out every day...and if they roam close to me I put them on (we have a table next the chair I sit in and sometimes they try to hop up on me from there).

    Wear your safety glasses!! ...it's no fun getting pecked in the eye (and reliving the vision of that beak coming at you over and over and over :)
  10. knitjulia

    knitjulia In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2014
    I think she pecked a tiny piece of chick grit into my eye-that's why it hurt so much. Little piece was in corner of my eye later the net day. Went to dr and there was just a bit of irritation, yay!

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