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Pecking snow off beaks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ehunter, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. ehunter

    ehunter Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2014
    Manitoba, Canada
    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?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I would think they are just redder from being cold, my birds will also peck food off each others beaks, it's normal.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Not sure what this means?

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

    ehunter Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2014
    Manitoba, Canada

    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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