a question from a beginner.

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by rob, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. rob

    rob New Member

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    why do my chickens wipe their beaks on the floor? the seem to wipe them from side to side?
     
  2. rob

    rob New Member

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    anyone? is it normal behaviour ?
     

  3. cindy

    cindy New Member

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    They are cleaning the sides of their beaks, it also helps keep the beak in shape. the beak constantly growing so they have to 'sharpen it' to keep it from over growing.
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    They are just cleaning their beaks. Just like if you got food on your face and wiped it clean.
     
  5. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Yes, it is normal ... :)
     
  6. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    Yes, perfectly normal. They do it when they are eating something "squishy" like yogurt or soft strawberries and it sticks to their beaks
     
  7. rob

    rob New Member

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    Lovely. Thanks. Was wondering if it was normal. So that's put my mind at rest now.
     
  8. trey1432

    trey1432 New Member

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    I love it when they do that; I tell people who have never seen it that they are finished eating and wiping their beaks cleans from any food spillage.
     
  9. rob

    rob New Member

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    was watching them doing it today, its very cute lol