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Peck

An obsolete Scottish unit of dry volume. For beans, grass seed, peas, rye, salt, and wheat, one peck was approximately equivalent to 9.072 liters. For barley, malt, and oats, however, it was approximately equivalent to 13.229 liters.
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Chronic pain was assessed by measuring pecking behaviour and beak sensitivity responses.
Previously mated females again tended to select the loser of the males' pecking competition, but virgins chose the winner.
Perseveration in a guessing task by laying hens selected for high or low levels of feather pecking does not support classification of feather pecking as a stereotypy.