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    Woman killed by pet rooster who pecked at her as she collected eggs from garden

    I once wrote a blog called "Diansours in the Garden: A New View Over the Chicken Shed, it was a bit of a joke but also true in a way - I'd have expected this story on a slower news day and yes my heart goes out of the family ....
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...r-who-19168038

    Woman killed by pet rooster who pecked at her as she collected eggs from garden

    The woman from South Australia died after the rooster's beak reportedly punctured a varicose vein and caused it to bleed profusely


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    A woman has died after being pecked at by her pet rooster while she collected eggs from the chicken coop in her garden, according to reports.

    The elderly woman, from South Australia, died after the rooster's beak reportedly punctured a varicose vein and caused it to bleed profusely.

    She suffered numerous other injuries but the cause of death has been reported as bleeding which could not be stopped.

    The woman's identity has not been reported by authorities in order to protect her family from further trauma.

    A public warning has been issued on the dangers of seemingly harmless animals, news.au.com reports.
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    Nightwolf added, "they are warning about chickens as seemingly harmless but deadly animals in Australia?" And then named about 10 different tiny critters there that will kill you dead a lot faster than a pet chicken!

    To be fair, this is exactly what I expected, a very elderly person who probably falls down when attacked, then the added beak puncture to an exposed vein.

    But millions of elderly people all over the planet keep pet chickens without a problem...though we still call ours "The Velociraptors.."
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    Diansours in the Garden

    Diane Sours in the garden? Who is she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Diansours in the Garden

    Diane Sours in the garden? Who is she?
    Maybe the human who fell. Named Diane?

    One would imagine after a day or so in the sun she would be pretty ripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Diansours in the Garden

    Diane Sours in the garden? Who is she?
    Dennis, you know I can't spell and Grammarly didn't catch this one - last night I was typing as someone was talking which is hard enough to do and just trying to get the information out there (at least I wasn't trying to translate from Spanish where I have nearly perfect spelling because it is a phonetic language).

    I am sorry this bothers you so much but it is a medical condition and I do use a souped-up spell checker that sometimes even catches the dreaded "lose-loose" problems but it doesn't catch everything.

    I tried to post a funny/sad story as a distraction from all the terrible and/or stressful news today.

    You have asked people to start contributing stories and I have tried very hard to do this.

    I am doing my best, and nothing you say or do is likely to improve on that; Nightwolf says my spelling is a thousand times better than when we married but it is only because I keep trying to memorize words one at a time - English has a lot of words.
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    This falls into the category of freak accidents. Probably a lot of factors contributed, the lady was in fairly frail condition, and I'm guessing, on blood thinners. She could have scratched her leg on the garden gate and had the same outcome.

    I'm with ya on the chicken = mini-velociraptor thang. When I think of their natural behavior, I'm thankful my thumb and forefinger will fit firmly and effectively around their little chicken necks any time they push their evil agenda too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalknTrot View Post
    This falls into the category of freak accidents. Probably a lot of factors contributed, the lady was in fairly frail condition, and I'm guessing, on blood thinners. She could have scratched her leg on the garden gate and had the same outcome.
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I also suspect some dementia issues, because even on blood thinners, direct pressure on a bleeding vein WILL stop the blood loss. Arterial bleeding is harder, but also can be stopped with direct pressure.

    But older folks who have dementia issues often "dab" at a bleeder, then remove the tissue or cloth to "check to see if it stopped" (which of course, ruins the clot and starts the bleeding again)... and once they've lost a signigicant amount of blood, the lack of oxygen getting to the brain makes things worse, fast.

    And yeah, warning about the dangers of chickens in Australia is a bit ironic, but then, I guess most peopke who live tgere already know about the crocs and funnel web spiders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerthyme View Post
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I also suspect some dementia issues, because even on blood thinners, direct pressure on a bleeding vein WILL stop the blood loss. Arterial bleeding is harder, but also can be stopped with direct pressure.

    But older folks who have dementia issues often "dab" at a bleeder, then remove the tissue or cloth to "check to see if it stopped" (which of course, ruins the clot and starts the bleeding again)... and once they've lost a signigicant amount of blood, the lack of oxygen getting to the brain makes things worse, fast.

    And yeah, warning about the dangers of chickens in Australia is a bit ironic, but then, I guess most peopke who live tgere already know about the crocs and funnel web spiders...

    Summerthyme
    That's exactly what my dad did when he nicked one of his bad leg veins and painted the whole house with blood. He had sense enough (finally) to call me, but he had to be close to passing out.

    This lady may have been alone, too.

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    Dennis, you know I can't spell and Grammarly didn't catch this one

    No apologies necessary. It made me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerthyme View Post
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I also suspect some dementia issues, because even on blood thinners, direct pressure on a bleeding vein WILL stop the blood loss. Arterial bleeding is harder, but also can be stopped with direct pressure.

    But older folks who have dementia issues often "dab" at a bleeder, then remove the tissue or cloth to "check to see if it stopped" (which of course, ruins the clot and starts the bleeding again)... and once they've lost a signigicant amount of blood, the lack of oxygen getting to the brain makes things worse, fast.

    And yeah, warning about the dangers of chickens in Australia is a bit ironic, but then, I guess most peopke who live tgere already know about the crocs and funnel web spiders...

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    And how many different kinds of deadly poisonous snakes?

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    And yeah, warning about the dangers of chickens in Australia is a bit ironic, but then, I guess most peopke who live tgere already know about the crocs and funnel web spiders...

    Well, people should always be on guard against violent peckers....

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    One of the dogs dug up a mole the other day. It was injured but still wiggling and not quite dead so I threw it to a group of chickens that were nearby. The frenzy that those chickens went after the mole was like the dinosaurs attacking something in the Jurassic Park movies. Lots of pecking, pulling, and running playing keep away.

    Chickens are not safe animals to be around and it is only our size which keeps us safe. Those rooster spurs can go right through a pair of jeans when they jump at you defending their territory or whatever it is they are trying to do.

    I feel sorry for the elderly woman in the OP and could understand how a unlucky hit could cause you to bleed out. I am surprised the bleed out happened so quickly that she was unable to call for help or maybe there is a bit more to the story which isn't being reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobarkingdogs View Post
    One of the dogs dug up a mole the other day. It was injured but still wiggling and not quite dead so I threw it to a group of chickens that were nearby. The frenzy that those chickens went after the mole was like the dinosaurs attacking something in the Jurassic Park movies. Lots of pecking, pulling, and running playing keep away.

    Chickens are not safe animals to be around and it is only our size which keeps us safe. Those rooster spurs can go right through a pair of jeans when they jump at you defending their territory or whatever it is they are trying to do.

    I feel sorry for the elderly woman in the OP and could understand how a unlucky hit could cause you to bleed out. I am surprised the bleed out happened so quickly that she was unable to call for help or maybe there is a bit more to the story which isn't being reported.

    tbd
    I have never allowed a rooster that wants to attack me to remain with the group,or even those that were to vicious to the hens.Dumplings anyone?

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    She was probably on medicine to keep her blood thin. They are at a particular danger Of bleeding to death from small cuts and injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturallysweet View Post
    She was probably on medicine to keep her blood thin. They are at a particular danger Of bleeding to death from small cuts and injuries.
    That is exactly what Nightwolf said, he also said we don't know the size of the rooster - we have a couple of gentle giants who could really hurt someone if they were vicious, we have a tiny bantie roo who is very close to becoming tamales...
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    Roosters can be nasty, I had 1 that attacked my kid when she was about 4. she told dad
    to kill it cause we're having it for dinner. Which we did lol.

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    I called my chickens Velocicrappers. They were brutal little dinosaurs.

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    I have a roo that had a 2x attitude adjustment from my brother, and his brother had a terminal meeting when he tried to spur my brother. I'm guessing that this roo might be smarter than average since the attitude adjustment seems to have stuck.

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    I won't keep a roo that isn't tame enough to pick up. Don't keep chickens if you aren't willing to butcher.

    Quail might be a better option for those who are physically challenged, but I suppose anything could kill you, given the right circumstances.

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    Too bad she didn't have him for dinner a month ago !
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynA View Post
    I called my chickens Velocicrappers. They were brutal little dinosaurs.
    Let us not forget the compys.
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    How hard is it to grab such a rooster by the neck, flip it round and wring it's neck during the attack?
    It's "what's for dinner"!
    No weapons needed.

    Some people actually believe "you won't get eggs" if you don't have roosters!!
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    I just cant imagine the woman sitting and watch herself bleed out without doing something. She could have easily controlled the bleeding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fish hook View Post
    I have never allowed a rooster that wants to attack me to remain with the group,or even those that were to vicious to the hens.Dumplings anyone?
    I do to I just didn't mention it in my post. To keep things simple the problem roosters usually have a meeting with my 9mm friend to the head. I find that that is easier then to try to track them down later

    tbd

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    Quote Originally Posted by ainitfunny View Post
    How hard is it to grab such a rooster by the neck, flip it round and wring it's neck during the attack?
    It's "what's for dinner"!
    No weapons needed.

    Some people actually believe "you won't get eggs" if you don't have roosters!!
    Actually when your chickens free range its harder to catch them then you think. They are pretty fast runners when you chase them and I don't want to use the dogs to kill the rooster as it sends mixed messages to the dogs. So I find a 9mm shot to the head is the simplest solution to the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ainitfunny View Post
    How hard is it to grab such a rooster by the neck, flip it round and wring it's neck during the attack?
    It's "what's for dinner"!
    No weapons needed.

    Some people actually believe "you won't get eggs" if you don't have roosters!!
    That’s propaganda disseminated by the roosters union. Probably have “won’t get eggs” in wiki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ainitfunny View Post
    How hard is it to grab such a rooster by the neck, flip it round and wring it's neck during the attack?
    It's "what's for dinner"!
    No weapons needed.

    Some people actually believe "you won't get eggs" if you don't have roosters!!
    Have you done it?
    I have butchered both mean roos, and also full size toms. I prefer hands-on myself, but one can get rather beat up in the process. Large birds are strong, and they know they are fighting for their lives.

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    Go ahead and laugh about roosters but I have a scar on the top of my head where a rooster went after me when I was a kid. Don't know which scared me the most … the rooster digging its spurs into my shoulders and refusing to get off or my grandmother's aim with her porch broom as she tried to knock the beast off of me as I ran and circles shrieking. Of course chicken and dumplings were really good the next day but that's what you get when your Memaw gets hacked off at something that was doing something is shouldn't have been doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Diansours in the Garden

    Diane Sours in the garden? Who is she?
    Diane Sours? Wasn't she on 20/20?

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    My grandfather liked having chickens. He liked the fancy ones that looked like they had large hats on. Don't know what they were called. Anyhow, the rooster was a death machine. My sister and I were told never to go into the pen. When grandpa went in he took a 2x4 with him and had to wack the bird a couple of times to get it to back off. It spurred him every once in a while and Mom had to bandage him up. Yes, I would have put that sucker over the stump and rooster would have met axe real soon.
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    Ainit, It wouldn't be that easy...they come at you spurs first and it hurts! You couldn't beat it our of our last rooster. He was a cocky little Silky but so stinkin cute plus I wanted chicks out of him and his little Silky hen. He got DH one time too many and that was that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbin View Post
    Maybe the human who fell. Named Diane?

    One would imagine after a day or so in the sun she would be pretty ripe.

    Dobbin
    Changed her last name to 'Feinstein' and she will sure as shit peck you to Death given a chance.

    Not a big fan of Chickens-especially Roosters as they can seriously injure [[or kill apparently]] a person.

    Friend of mine shot her Rooster for attacking her. Shre carries-great lady. Bang!Bang!Bang! Motherhumper!

    I never go around Chickens without wearing Jeans and keeping an eye on them as I operate-yeah, they are just little mean-assed Dinosaurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wab54 View Post
    I just cant imagine the woman sitting and watch herself bleed out without doing something. She could have easily controlled the bleeding.


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    Maybe situational. Says she was Elderly. Might have had several lacerations from the attck, confused and frightened at the same time and not realized one of those wounds was bleeding her out-not like bleeding out hurts a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fish hook View Post
    I have never allowed a rooster that wants to attack me to remain with the group,or even those that were to vicious to the hens.Dumplings anyone?
    I had one who would regularly attack me. Then I broke my wrist and was taking feed out in a bucket with my good hand, and he attacked me. Then he would strut around he owned the place with his beak in the air like obama. He could outrun me, but he didn't do so well against that ounce of shot. Never attacked me again, nor do anything else.

    I took a bit of fiendish satisfaction in that shot.
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    I had a nasty silver laced wyandotte rooster. He was so pretty but he attacked your feet. I had to take a walking stick in to prevent him from attacking when my back was turned.

    Chickens are very competitive. We used to play "chicken basketball" by making the hens jump for a chunk of bread - like the starting tip off. Then they would run with whatever they had like a runner in football until they found a corner they could isolate in to eat.

    I always said I hoped that I would never die with a heart attack in the chicken coop.
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    Omg marsh, you should never put such imagery into the mind of a writer... especially one with an ongoing flirtation with stroke level BP!! I can see being trapped in my useless body, alert, but unmoving, as the queen B advances toward me, ready to dance, revenge and mindless hunger all she knows as she reaches fwd to give me one final, bloody kiss ::

    Which reminds me, I thought of those lovely murals you did for your grand babies when refrshing my chicken shed interior. Think I need stencils tho, unless you can jedi mind meld me some of your talent!

    As to the op...i too assume the poor lady was on blood thinners, and hopefully out of it enough not to feel panic. Not sure if its similar, but when I have been a quart low, It felt calm and i had no alarm...pools of blood probably override that tho, eh. : (. Think I ll say a few prayers for her, and hope she was one who'd laugh at the absurdity ...in the end, what else can we do, eh?
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    I noticed several of you talk about the roosters SPURS.

    They're very easy to remove [trim].

    Just sit that boy down in your lap,,,,and w/ a pair of channel locks / slip joint pliers.....grab the spur firmly at its base and give a 1/4 turn twist....then pull off.

    What's left is the "quick"....it may show a streak or two of blood, so don't put him right back in w/ his girls for a day or so.

    If ya do this often enough, those spurs won't grow so long

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