Beak clicking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Deltabwa, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Deltabwa

    Deltabwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About half of my chickens do this clicking thing with their beaks. Sometimes it's really loud and other times there is no sound at all. Is this a normal behavior or do they have "something"? Here's a video of 2 of them. coincidentally enough, it's my "dark" ones. My Delawares, Buckeyes, NHR, and RSL don't do it at all but my Blue Andy, Black Ameraucana's, Black NN, SLW do.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most every bird species does it. I read it is them sharpening it. My parrot does it when he's sleepy. It is normal.
     
  3. Deltabwa

    Deltabwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, ok thanks. I could only find things about it being worms or mites, or some other thing. I thought the side to side on things was the sharpener.

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Rubbing side to side on something hard can be sharpening, but the clicking could be too.
    Pretty normal tho I think, see mine do it quite often.
     
  5. Deltabwa

    Deltabwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k thanks!
     

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