Black Tar Like Poop!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaimslee4u, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas? Noticed a couple times in the run and now in the coop. Not as solid as regular stuff and literally looks as black as tar. I think I have narrowed it down to atleast one of two birds.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I would have never thought that thier was a chicken poo page. Well it kind of looks like under the Oily & Foamy type the 2nd one down (left) and the very last one down on the right. The page says it's normal. Wierd!

    What would make them do that?

    I have been giving them a bit of oatmeal, tuna, & veggies, maybe that would do it.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Wierd! is right.

    I have no idea.

    Imp- I go with the poop flow [​IMG]
     
  5. JayDe

    JayDe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine get into dark looking soil, their poo sometimes gets darker like that, but its only once in a while.
     
  6. FlaChickenMan

    FlaChickenMan Out Of The Brooder

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    When I feed mine lots of greens theirs gets black and watery??
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I have one who'll occasionally let loose with the tar stuff...and it's super stinky too... [​IMG] But she does regular poo too sometimes, so I don't worry too much...
     
  8. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I won't worry too much about it. Everything else seems to be ok. I did give them some cabbage about a week or so ago, maybe that did it. Thanks for all your help!
     
  9. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I notice that wild chickens here that eat a lot of wild olives have very black tarry poop (all over my mom's porch!). Also, my own chicks, which are in a run and fed chick start & grow and other nice things produce slimy black stuff if they get hold of a big slug, or eat a lot of bugs. The kale or other leaves just make nice light green, dry poop.
     

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