There ought to be some sort of medal for this…

Any Leghorn hen who happens to be sitting on eggs will object if I reach under her to take them. Some just run away and squawk, and some will peck as hard as they can. But they can’t peck hard enough to do damage and seldom even enough to hurt – as former dinosaurs they’re really kind of sad.

Or that was my opinion before this afternoon’s chicken chores…


This is the first time any hen ever managed to actually draw blood on me. I was impressed.

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8 Responses to There ought to be some sort of medal for this…

  1. matismf says:

    So is she now a LATE Leghorn???

  2. Cederq says:

    Oh yeah, if she has strong brooding instincts. I have had some life and death struggles with some of my hens when fetching eggs she wants to keep.

  3. terrapod says:

    Gloves are your friend when dealing with dinosaurs.

  4. Zelda says:

    As of now there are no commonly available reports of people getting necrotizing fasciitis from chickens or chicken bites but given the worldwide spread of previously unknown infections you can’t be too careful. As terrapod said, gloves are your friends. And maybe soon, even a face mask. BTW your immunizations are up to date, right??? County health departments usually provide them for free. And if you are low income even ones that would cost a lot (I had one that would have been over $200) can be provided free if you are poor enough.

  5. Mike says:

    Here, just for you Joel… 🏅

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rub a little dirt on it . . .

    😉

  7. Joel says:

    Here, just for you Joel… 🏅

    Not for me. For the hen!

To the stake with the heretic!