Hi everyone One of my chickens appears to be 'kissing' the other around its face area. Both are rescue chickens from the battery (but we own 3 other non ex-battery chickens.) The chicken which is being 'kissed' is extremely ill with peritonitis or ascites and we plan to put her down in the coming few days because of her terrible state. She is so unbalanced by the swelling in her abdomen she cannot stand normally but appears to be standing upright. She has trouble walking and is always hungry/thirsty. However, she does not have lice or a skin condition that might possibly lead to the other chicken 'kissing' her. The 'kissing' is actually a light pecking around her beak and eyes that appears to not be hurting her at all. We have noticed that when she is being 'kissed' she closes her eyes (is this a sign of fear or relaxation/pleasure????) The other 3 chickens often come to investigate what is going on and have a good look at the sick chicken's face to see if there is anything interesting on there. But those 3 non battery find nothing and then act confused at the others behavior. Does anyone know what this could be???? Thanks!!!