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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by derby, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. derby

    derby Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Boonsboro, MD
    Why do chickens scrape the sides of their beak on the ground?
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    to look pretty...

    they are really into their own vanity...lol...

    they do it to get the food off their beak..looks funny though
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    OMG. I have the same ? Mine do that all the time and it bugs me when they scrape yogurt on my pants or my shirt. It is all sticky.
  4. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    Quote:LOL pant legs have got to be the best napkins
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    They do it to clean their beaks. Though our "big chick"( he has a name but this has stuck) prefers peoples clothing over anything else.
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    They do it to get food off their beak so it keeps from getting in their nose. Just yesterday my hen decides to scrap some oatmeal she had her beak right on the side of my head :mad: lol
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  7. mlmadura

    mlmadura Songster

    May 1, 2008
    my polish is snotty lol she sneezes on me all the time!!!!GROSS!!!!!!:mad:
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have seen them do it with treats in their mouths to break it into smaller pieces. It cracks me up when they do that.
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    It's anoying when they find you to be a good "scraping" tool. But funny none the less [​IMG]
  10. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oak Harbor, OH
    Your chickens scrape their beaks on the ground??? Mine prefer to use my pant leg. It's much more effective and doesn't require bending over. [​IMG]

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