|She's a handsome Barred Rock, isn't she? And oh-not-so-happy with us right now.|
They're a little difficult to put on, and I suspect softening them in a little hot water would have made it easier. It's definitely a two-person job, with one person holding the chicken still while the other puts the peeper on. Having done this, I can now say that I never noticed that chickens have such big nostrils.
After we got it on and set Cruella down, she immediately tried to get it off by shaking her head and kicking it off with her feet. Those prongs hold it firmly in place, however, and she wasn't successful.
She was successful in making me feel like I was being mean to her, though. I was very concerned that this was hurting her and I wanted to make sure that she could still see to eat and drink, so J. and I spent quite a bit of time with them while they free ranged. She is able to see - she just has to turn her head a little more than usual. Other than that, her new pince-nez doesn't appear to be causing her any pain and she went about her chicken business as usual. She was able to fly up on the roost without any issues when it was bedtime.