The no good hen encounter!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tmarr, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I was trying to be artistic with my duck photographs and get down to their level but I forgot about the hens roaming around and yes you guessed it, I got a peck right on the eyeball!!! Lesson learn't lol!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Ouch! Eyeballs are very attractive to birds - they are shiny and move around.
     
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  3. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol these are my first hens! I'm def learning fast!!! Might have to get a doc to have a look :(
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Ouch! Are you ok?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  6. tmarr

    tmarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah just sore and a bit sticky yuk,she got the side of my eyeball, they're so quick!! Luckily I have eye drops in the house, will keep it clean and see how it goes! At least I won't nd a Halloween mask, I can be the lady with the fungus eye lol!!!
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    You're not the only one lol... I wear glasses, which they seem to like even more than the eyes themselves :p

    My biggest stupid though, (and I was sure it would have happened from getting too snuggly) was when I was innocently gathering eggs chatting with the hen on the roost at eye level, and she pecked my lip! :(

    Shut me up right quick :D
     
  8. Naliez

    Naliez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a few hard pecks. Well, there are pecks as in " I don't have opposable thumbs, so I'm checking this out with my beak" and then there are bites... Open beak, clamp down and twist, as in "I don't need opposable thumbs to take a chunk out of you"... Those chickens get the "Cesar Milan"; the quick poke and a loud "psssssst!". It works for us. ;)

    Edited to add: The Cesar Milan works great on kids too.

    *Kidding. I don't hiss at my kids. (Usually)
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    That wouldn't shut me up, I'd be yelling &*#$ at the top of my lungs!
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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