Wiping nose on ground?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Simple Chick, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Simple Chick

    Simple Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Every time I hang put with my chicks, I walk away a little more intrigued...
    I noticed a few that "wipe their nose" on the ground? Kind of a side to side motion.
    Normal or abnormal?
    Thanks!
    Simple Chick
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just clearing their nostrils... they don't have arms so it looks funny [​IMG]
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    simple chick, the chickens like to wipe off their beek. Sometimes different types of feed sticks to the side of their beek which they can feel and like to wipe it off.

    When we feed treats of cheese, they have some on the side of their beeks that they wipe off and then eat the goodies left behind.[​IMG]

    bigzio
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    You haven't live until you've been used as a napkin...[​IMG]
    That's how they clean their little beaks.
     
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also helps keep their beaks trimmed.

    But SpottedCrow is right - if you're a chicken keeper, eventually you'll also be their personal napkin! [​IMG]
     
  6. chooky2005

    chooky2005 Out Of The Brooder

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    personal napkin,personal nurse,personal chef,personal maid....and we honk on about chickens keeping us relaxed
     
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
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    i've got a couple of girls who think they're hair dressers. [​IMG] They'll get up in my lap & groom & pick thru my hair, or maybe there're trying to tell me something????? [​IMG]

    Miriam
     
  8. hypnojessi

    hypnojessi Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks do it too. It's normal. I've seen adult birds do it too.
     

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