PECKStone

Change Bad
Feather Pecking
Habits

Feather pecking in poultry can be a challenge. In fact, 55% to 80% of poultry producers report signs of feather pecking in their flocks. Newer housing systems may increase feather pecking, incidences of skeletal injuries and mortality.1,2 Bad pecking behavior can lead to bird injury or loss, resulting in economic consequences.

Anti-pecking remedies can provide immediate intervention and, more importantly, prevention of bad behavior. That’s because anti-pecking remedies help redirect behavior to prevent feather pecking, stopping bird injury and loss.

PECKStone is an all-natural, unique enrichment tool proven to encourage good pecking behavior for happier, healthier birds.

Promote Good Chicken
Pecking Behavior

Abnormal, aggressive pecking doesn’t have to be commonplace in your poultry facility. Stop aggressive pecking before it starts with PECKStone.

PECKStone:

  • Satisfies birds’ strong desire to forage, scratch and peck
  • Minimizes undesirable and harmful behavior, including aggression, feather pecking and cannibalism
  • Redirects aggressive pecking behavior
  • Supports natural beak wear (with or without beak trimming)
  • Enhances animal welfare

Use PECKStone during all production phases and in any poultry facility to significantly and effectively reduce feather pecking incidence.

The All-Natural
Solution

Unlike other poultry pecking blocks, PECKStone is made from natural, organic ingredients like calcium carbonate and wheat bran. It can be left to naturally degrade or be destroyed by pecking. PECKStone complies with the National Organic Program (NOP) Standards.

Plus, PECKStone is:

  • Durable yet destructible — an enticing pecking target
  • Easy to use and practical for any style and size operation — simply place on litter or scratch area

PECKStone is available in two hardness levels:

  • Medium for use with birds with trimmed beaks
  • Extra hard for durability and optimal beak conditioning
  1. Lay DC Jr, Fulton RM, Hester PY, et al. 2011. Hen welfare in different housing systems. Poult Sci. 90(1):278-294. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-00962.
  2. Weeks CA, Nicol CJ. 2006. Behavioural needs, priorities and preferences of laying hens. World’s Poult. Sci J. 62:296-307.doi:10.1079/WPS200598.