So, I was on the Porch Today and...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by hollymh, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    I was resting and playing with my daughter when my baby roo came to see me, he flew up on the back of my chair and sat... Ok, well then out of no where he pecks my eye-ball!!! AHHHHHHH!!! ?OUCH!!! Little guy was asking to be thrown in the pot!!! Bad thing is, I knew he was going to do it and I had my hand on the side of my face,no sooner did I remove my hand did he attack my eye!!! He was the lil moster who always tried to peck my face and get my tounge when I talked, now he is going for my eye-balls! But, I still love the little monster Jellybean!
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I'd get rid of him quick before he does it to your daughter!
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    i have to agree if he is showing a pention for hurting now he may get much nastier be very careful with him around your daughter. I got rid o my last roo when he attacked me. The one I have now is a sweet as can be which is a must since I have a 3 1/2 year old ds who likes to dance around the chooks. Alabaster (the roo) is so good about it never showing any signs of agression. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I think he is just curious, and many people have been pecked in the eyeball. He may not be showing agression, maybe he is just looking at "the shiny marble on your face." [​IMG]
     
  5. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    I really hope it wasn't out of aggression, he is so sweet and it just didn't come across to me as him trying to hurt me or be dominant over me [​IMG] I hope he doesn't get mean!!! I will stay on the side of cauution though!
     
  6. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    I hope your eye is ok [​IMG]

    And I would have walluoped him a good one [​IMG] to put the fear into him. He needs to learn quick that is not an area to be pecking to check things out. [​IMG] I would watch him, if he gets by with it, he will do it again. SO next time [​IMG] [​IMG] and then hopefully for him he will learn that's not a good thing. At least that's what I do. Hope all works out well or well done as it make cookup. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Karan
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    He doesn't have to be mean to do serious damage to a 2 year old. I would keep a child that young separate from chickens.
     
  8. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    He was not doing it out of aggression. I have been pecked at several times by a curious bird. Mine are the tamest birds ever, but they see something that catches their eye and peck at it unintentionally. It is not the animals fault, they don't know what they are doing. Any child should be taught to keep their face away from ANY animals face. Especially with a rooster, they are unpredictable. Chicks will constantly try to peck your eyelashes. I had one that would go after them every time I picked her up. It drove me crazy!
     
  9. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Quote:I did whack him, but I didn't know if I was suppose to or not, it was just a natural reaction.
     
  10. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Quote:She knows to stay away from them, and she is never around them unless I'm right there... They don't really enjoy her company anyways b/c she tries to chase them around the yard...
     

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