chicken question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animalbaby4everandalwyz, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. animalbaby4everandalwyz

    animalbaby4everandalwyz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do my chickens jump on a roost and they wipe there beak across the roost or any kind of board what is that mean....
     
  2. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine wipe their beaks across a flat surface when they have something caught or stuck to it. Like fuzz, feathers, soil. I don't know why else they'd do it.
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine wipe on wood grass bricks. After Yogurt they wipe on my pant leg. Nothing really to be concerned with.
     
  4. JOSEYWALES

    JOSEYWALES Out Of The Brooder

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    Just trying to get something off that they don't like.

    P.S. love the title of your post! You are in the right place for chicken questions.
     
  5. animalbaby4everandalwyz

    animalbaby4everandalwyz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:haha lol...i wasent thinking when i wrote that i had two kids screaming
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their just wiping their mouth off .
     
  7. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A clean chicken is a happy chicken. Mine do it all the time. They just have good manners and don't like food on their beak. ha
     
  8. animalbaby4everandalwyz

    animalbaby4everandalwyz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just never really noticed it untill they started jumping on me and doing it...
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, just wiping something off. I've got a couple girls who do it no matter what is on or off their beaks. [​IMG]

    LOVE your avatar, btw.
     
  10. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    For some reason mine prefer to wipe their beaks on me! How rude!
     

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