black slimy poop **gross pic**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeaucamom, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    One of my chickens pooped this out this morning. What could make them poop like this? And what do I do about it? Thanks. Suz

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  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    the photo needs to be resized...I can only view a small portion of it
     
  3. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens do that too. I'm not sure what causes it, but they seem healthy otherwise. I had a theory that the bread (treat) I was giving them was causing it, but that didn't seem to prove true.

    I'll be checking back to see what every one else says!!
     
  4. mockingbird girl

    mockingbird girl Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens had a few slimy ones like that, but ranged from that color to a lighter brown. They all seem fine though!
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    if they have access to say blackberries or other such colored foods (while ranging for instance) it will affect the color of their poos in that fashion.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's Splort...normal...but gross.
    Different things that they eat can cause different colours too.
    As long as the rest of her ploops are fine, grey/green with a white cap, then there's nothing to be worried about.
     
  7. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splort?! That's a real word? [​IMG]

    I guess I'll have to go home and tell DB our chickens are splorting!!!
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    LOL
    that's the sound it make when it hits the floor under DH's chair...[​IMG]
     
  9. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ophir, CA
    [​IMG] splort [​IMG] [​IMG] Now that is funny. How many of you could read "the sound when it hits the floor under my husbands chair" and not do a little movie in your mind of that exact thing!!!

    Okay seriously,..... what if she is doing it all the time. As I have been taking my puppy out to piddle 5 gazillion times a day, I am seeing these dark splorts all over the yard. I have no idea which one it is and anything short of putting each one in quarantine until it poops, I don't know how I'll figure it out. All my girls range together, so you would think, if it was something she ate, that they would have all eaten it. They are such copycats. Holy cow, I am really glad there are now bridges around here!!! (Mom..."If your friend jumped off a bridge would you????") [​IMG] But they all do seem to be healthy, no one is droopy. So maybe she just has IBS or something. hmmmm.
     

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