Peepers bites, Crooksie goes to the vet

Okay, perhaps the wrath of the zombie chickens is a real thing after all.

Peepers bit me yesterday. It wasn’t hard and I think it was a mistake. I was putting Crooksie into the hen house and he chomped down on the back of my hand. I think he was trying to peck Crooksie and he missed (because he is, after all, half blind and therefore has poor depth perception).

The reason I was looking at Crooksie was to inspect her beak. It is crooked, and the result is that it doesn’t wear down properly. I noticed yesterday that the bottom part of the beak is starting to curl inward on itself.

So I took Crooksie to the vet today and got her beak filed down a bit, which should help her with things like eating and drinking. We’ll have to go back and get it trimmed every month or so for a while, but the vet is hopeful that if we are consistent about it, the beak will realign and start to fit together normally again.

Aside from her beak, Crooksie got a clean bill of health.

This one is Crooksie.

This one is Crooksie.



  1. Rinalia said,

    April 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I would ask the vet to teach you how to do the trimming yourself. We sometimes trim overgrown beaks, generally with some of the turkeys (we did have a crooked-beaked rooster who needed trimming). It’s relatively easy to do and it would save the cost and stress of a vet trip – just a thought.

  2. April 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

    hello jennifer its dennis the vizsla dog hay oh no!!! i warnd evrywun not to risk the rath of the zombie chickens!!! now luk wot has happend tony has gawn to mcdougals and peepers has bitten yoo and —– hayyyyy how do we no that peepers is not a zombie chicken and that yoo ar not going to tern into wun yoreself now that yoo hav been bitten??? i am watching yoo!!!! ok bye

  3. daisydog said,

    April 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I am sure Peepers made a mistake. He loves his mamma!

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