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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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Pecking at a red cube : During the first 5 days of life, chicks were allowed 60 min daily to peck at a red plastic cube (l3x3x3 cm).
The peak force (measured in grams) of a bird pecking at the food was recorded during the first 3 min after being placed in the cage.
Drinking behaviour : The number of birds pecking at water at ambient temperature ranged from 40 to 79% per treatment per age group (Table 2).