1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Songster

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    do my chickens "smack their lips" like they are chewing when they are in my lap and I am petting them? I was just wondering if anyone has some insight to this mystery.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I'm not sure. Mine do it too, though. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

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    Yes! It's a sign of contentness, lots of different birds do it. If you ever had a parakeet or cockatiel you have probably heard that sound they make (It sounds like a finger nail on a rough surface) with their beak when you give them a head rub, or right before they go to sleep.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

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    I've always thought that smacking lips is a remnant behavior from chickens that see you as "mama" left over from when mama birds fed their young before chickens were chickens.
     

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