I'm not sure what to make of it.
Yesterday's temporary panic was finding blood around the coop. It seems that one of my geese (Blackfoot) had cut herself on something and flung tiny droplets of blood everywhere. It was nothing serious and I couldn't find the wound. Since I noticed it "after" I let them out and she managed to wash herself in the tub before I could coral her. I'm thinking it was nothing and didn't worry much about it. It may or may not be related to what follows.
Today I let them out and go in to collect duck eggs and find a pile of Minty green (not neon or bright green) poop - normal texture and not diarrhea. More like this color. The entire flock was happy to be out and running around like it was Christmas morning. Nobody looked odd or unusual. So I've been watching them from my window most of the morning trying to pinpoint who the mint green poop came from.
Blackfoot is starting to take more naps than the rest. Standing on one leg with her head tucked in her wings. When I go into the pen she looks up and runs away and yells at me as per her usual ornery self. Blackfoot is the Alpha waterfowl in the pen. But she is the only one acting the most odd and it's very subtle. I saw her poop but it was pretty normal. I did finally get her isolated with fresh water with some Braggs ACV added and some regular feed. She is eating and drinking (normally as far as I can tell). Currently she is either pacing to get out or napping (slightly more than usual).
When I went back out there to try to coral her I did notice more of the minty green poop in the pen and still don't really know who it's coming from. There has been a lot of fresh poop this morning (no surprise... they're ducks, lol) that all looks very normal so I believe it is only one bird - I just don't know which one or if it's from a Duck or Goose.
For the past three and a half weeks I've been giving them all some sprouted wheat grass, BOSS, and a small amount of sprouted radish and broccoli each morning. Because the run has now turned to dirt and I wanted to get them some fresh greens. It all total weighs less than 12 ounces spread out to 7 birds. This is in addition to their regular feed. I'm very careful with the sprouting so that there is zero bacterial growth (if I'm not willing to eat it then I won't feed it). It's fresh, smells sweet like fresh grass, and tastes great to me.
Could this abnormal poop color be from:
Diet, too much protein from the wheat? Do I need to stop with the morning sprouts?
Needing to be wormed? Should I run to TSC and gets some Safeguard and worm everybody?
Could one of them have an infection I'm not seeing?
Or am I overlooking something?
Any suggestions to watch for or begin doing? Or is this perfectly normal and I'm concerned for no reason?
P.S. Sorry no pictures, still have to get a new camera. Told my DH today to order one as soon as possible (he wants a particular one and it's only available online). I hope to have one before the end of the month so I can use it for situations like this.