Watch out for the wire ends, hard on beaks!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bryan99705, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Was fixing a loose piece of fencing, so I wrapped a strand of wire around the post and the loose piece, twisted it secure, clipped off the excess but didn't knock it flat.
    Went on about my inspection and just happened to look back in time to see a young turkey peck the end of the twist. Must have thought it was a bug on the wire but it pecked hard enough to damage the end of his beak causing it to bleed! A little corn starch and all was well but it was an avoidable injury

    Morale of the story: Take a extra second to flatten the end of cut wire to prevent injury
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011

  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Songster

    Chickens are a lot like horses, if there isn't a way to get hurt...they will find one! You really can never be too safe. Thanks for sharing your tale of woe. Glad to hear the young turk will be ok. Just tell him scars are sexy. [​IMG]

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