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peck

An obsolete, non-SI (International System) unit of dry volume; the imperial (UK) peck corresponds to 9.092 litres, while the US peck corresponds to 8.809 litres.
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Beak trimming is performed early in the life of commercial hens to decrease injuries caused by cannibalism, bullying and feather and vent pecking (Savory, 1995).
Once neuromas resolve, random neural activity may cease in adult hens and normal feeding and pecking behaviour may be restored.
Feather pecking is a behavior by which birds damage or destroy the feathers of themselves (self-pecking) or other birds (allo feather pecking), in some cases even plucking out feathers and eating these.