chicks scraping their beaks, what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wistlindixie, May 30, 2012.

  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Songster

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    Ok, my little serama babies scrape their beaks on the ground constantly. Does this "mean" anything or is it just something they do?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Means you didn't give them napkins after they ate! [​IMG] Seriously, that's the way they wipe food off the sides of their beaks.
     
  3. Right now my shirt has sour cream all over it from a treat I hand-fed a girl in my lap. Yup, the World's Biggest Napkin.
     
  4. Grace11

    Grace11 Songster

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    You oughta see the "wiping" after I feed cooked sphaghetti.......
     

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