Pecking Etiquitte

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixiechick, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

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    Why do chicken wipe their beaks on the ground when the are eating? Just curious.[​IMG]
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

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    Cause they don't have a napkin! [​IMG]

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  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

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    That's what I figured. What polite little ladies I have!
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

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    You should watch them eat yogurt sometime. LOL Just make sure to step back!

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  5. Nichole77

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    Sure they have a napkin, it's my pant leg.
     
  6. sweetshoplady

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    What's really cute is when they peck food off each other's beaks. My mom says it looks like they're giving the other chicken a kiss. And it does! [​IMG]
     
  7. BowChickaBowMow

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    Quote:Funny, one of mine did that yesterday. I was feeding them pears and brocolli from my hand, and one kept wiping his mouth on my pant leg after he'd get a bite. It seemed that's exactly what he was doing. The girls would just run off.
     

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