Pecking snow off beaks

ehunter

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Now that there's snow, my chickens love pecking and eating it. They'll often have snow on their beaks and others will come peck the snow off. Today I noticed their beaks look a little raw and I think it's from pecking snow off each other. Is this normal?
 

aart

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Now that there's snow, my chickens love pecking and eating it. They'll often have snow on their beaks and others will come peck the snow off. Today I noticed their beaks look a little raw and I think it's from pecking snow off each other. Is this normal?
Not sure what this means?

Pecking food or snow of each others beaks is pretty normal.
 

ehunter

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 3, 2014
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Manitoba, Canada
Not sure what this means?

Pecking food or snow of each others beaks is pretty normal.


They're pecking snow off each other's beaks, but looks like their damaging each other's beaks in the process. Beaks look worn and a bit damaged - I see the pecking and it's not malicious, but I'm thinking because they do it so often they're Beaks are getting hurt now. Don't know if there's anything I can do about it, but wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks.
 

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