Blue Poo?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eHuman, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 coturnix hens and 3 roos in my aviary and last night discovered 2 piles of blue poop. Everyone looks healthy but I've never heard of this.
    Any ideas? I'd love to post a picture but uploading pix is disabled on Android with no indication that it will be fixed.
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you feed them something blue or purple?
     
  3. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have access to a berry.bush that has black skin and ruby red flesh. I thought of that but haven't seen the blue-goo before.
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That could be it. Maybe it's the first time they tried a berry.
     
  5. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    LoL, I get blue poo too ;) especially after eating wild blueberries:)

    I wouldn't worry about it ;) feed them something different color :)
     
  6. billygoat162

    billygoat162 Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave my chickens a purple cabbage once and they left little neon blue/purple droppings in the yard. Roasted barley (or spent brewing grains more specifically) make for a dark brown/black color. Grass definitely leaves a green hue. I feel like things pass through chickens quickly enough to retain their colors. I'm guessing it's the berries.
     
  7. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing it's the purple cabbage that i forgot they ate. Thank you!
     

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