Ever cut yourself with a chicken?

United States
May 13, 2008 10:55pm CST
I did the other day. I was raised on a chicken farm and have never heard of anyone cutting themselves on a chicken. I have cut myself with a knife while cleaning or cutting up a chicken, but never before have I cut myself with a chicken. It is actually kind of embarrassing. It happened on Thursday and this is Tuesday. It has taken me this long to share. And now for the rest of the story.....I was reaching inside to clean out the bird so I could bake it. I did not know that aforementioned bird had four broken ribs. The said ribs were sticking out inside where I reached to clean. Three of these ribs were sharp enough to cut my finger. Kinda bad, too. If dripping my own blood is bad. The worst part, after the embarrassment, is when you are reaching into a chicken to start cleaning it, there are a lot of things in there you do not want to get into fresh cuts on your finger. It was very sore for a few days even with peroxide and neo in regular intervals. So, folks, my tip for the day is this...always be careful when cleaning a bird as poultry can sometimes play fowl. lol Blessings. Rev Wendy
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
14 May 08
Ok, I don't even know how to respond to this! LOL So I'll just 'play chicken' and come back later with hopefully no cutting remarks! ROFL
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• United States
14 May 08
How did I know you would enjoy this one? My finger is better, though not quite healed yet. Even with all the medication I gave it for the first four days. lol
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• United States
14 May 08
oh yeah - thanx for giving me this new interest to add!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
14 May 08
Just take care of it rev. Finger cuts can be tricky and we would hate to have you reduced to typing with only 9 fingers - very awkward! LOL
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@Hatley (152085)
• Garden Grove, California
22 May 08
good heavens that chicken was out to get you and it did play fowl.lol glad you washed your cut thoroughly as our chickens do seem to carry a lot of unwanted bacteria in them.. blessings to you.
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• United States
22 May 08
Thank you, Hatley! I has taken over two weeks, but it is finally healed. I was bad enough that it left a scar. Blessings back to you!
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
22 May 08
Well don't feel bad, I did that once too. Only i was breaking the joint between the leg and the thigh and when it broke it cut my finger. As you said, it was pretty bad. Those little bones get SHARP edges on them! I am glad it is getting better now.
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• United States
22 May 08
It has been 2 weeks and it is almost healed. It is going to leave a scar though. Thanks. There were 3 broken rib bones together, so it half cut and half tore. That is why it has taken so long to heal. Have a great night!
@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
15 May 08
Ouch. That sounds painful. It sounds probably though. I cant remember it ever happening to me or anyone else I know. I will be sure to bear the possibility of broken bones in my chicken in mind the next time I have to do one. Thanks for the tip and I hope that hand heals soon. (lol)
• United States
15 May 08
Thank you. It is healing, but it has been a week and that let's me know it was pretty bad as it is only about half way healed. Yes, please keep it in mind. It is a very painful thing.
• United States
14 May 08
Hehe, it took ya long enough! I'll tell ya guys, I saw the cut and it did look pretty bad, and mighty sore.
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• United States
14 May 08
And that was6 days later!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
14 May 08
I'm the one who's in-charge in the kitchen, well, whenever my father is away at work (overseas)! I haven't done anything like that, really. I mean, I haven't experienced being cut by a chicken or it's bones. Most of the times it's those sharp knives am using, whenever I chop any kinds of food rapidly..
• United States
14 May 08
That was my story, too, until that fateful day last Thusday. Like I said, I was raised on a chicken farm. Every spring my dad would get 4 or 5 thousand chickens. We would raise them all summer and usually would only loose a couple hundred to preditors and neighbors. We would do all the butchering by hand. I have never heard of anyone doing that, but me. Hence the embarrasement! lol Wendy
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• United States
14 May 08
yes, i have, actually - sure wasn't funny at the time - i feel for you. i was able to use a funny like this in jr high school, though. i showed up one morning with a good sized bandage (couldn't find a regular band-aid), and when asked what happened - i replied, "i cut it with a piece of cheese" meaning - i cut it AT THE SAME TIME as the cheese - not often i was able to be off-the-cuff-funny - and that one was by accident!
• United States
14 May 08
I wonder if there is a club somewhere for us to join? Possible names, Sharp Chickens 'r' us, or Foul Fowl Fighters? Hope you can relate to my sense of humor. It really hurt, but I laugh at me when stuff happens so others feel freee to laugh also. Thanks for the comment RedFeather.