When I crouch down, Rocky, the Head Hen, wants to jump on my back and stand on my shoulder. I thought this was kinda cute, though obviously from my face I was still a little worried she might peck me in the eye.
Last week she did just that! Can’t say if she was being Dominant Chicken or just found it an irresistible target, but down came the beak. I shut my eye reflexively, but can’t say if it was before contact.
Nothing more than a little spot of broken capillaries, but no more hen-on-the-shoulder games for me.
My purpose in posting this is not to scare anyone that a chicken will peck their eye out (I now doubt they could – they can sometimes break eggs, but can’t break the skin of a green tomato). I’m just thinking that if some neurotic person is searching the inet with terms ‘chicken, peck, eye, out’, she might now turn up something useful…