Pecking beaks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Uzuri, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Yes, I know that usually the beaks are doing the pecking, not the other way round, but I'm curious to know if anyone has seen the behavior I've been seeing.

    Both my Wyandottes will peck Rooster's beak. He lets them do it. He's a messy eater, so he always has mash on his face, and I think that's what they're after, but it's so weird to watch. "Honey, you've got a little lunch right... there."

  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Western MA
    Mine do that too... it always makes me laugh. Like... "Are you gonna eat that?" Occasionally I will catch my chickens preening each other too. So sweet!
  3. I love when they do that! My Roo is such a gentleman and will always give them his last bit

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