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Strange thing going on...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensrule45, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Hello everyone,
    My girls seem to love pecking at my boots and my jeans.
    I have no idea why they're doing it!
    Do they like the taste of leather?
    If you know why they're doing this, is it a bad thing?
    Will it make them ill?

  2. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC and the wacky world of poultry!

    Chickens peck at just about everything. They could be pecking your boots and jeans because they want attention, maybe to see if it's something they can eat or because the color has attracted their attention. I don't think they are ingesting leather or denim so unless there is something stuck to your boots or jeans, nothing there should make them ill.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    [​IMG] That is perfectly normal, chicken curiosity. Mine peck everything and will try and eat everything that looks interesting enough. Be careful when wearing jewellery, I've heard of a chicken or two that swallowed an earring and I myself have a small scar on my finger from a curious cockerel who went after my wedding ring.

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