Blue poop ??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RockyToggRanch, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have been very kucky with all of my animals. I have not had any losses as of yet. (knock on wood). Today I have seen several blue poops on my driveway. seriously, they're kind of purplish blue. Now no one is acting ill, but it worries me. There are also a few really black poos. They all free range all day, so don't know if they found wild grapes or what... any thoughts?

    Really blue.And really black
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Hmmmm....I don't remember what black poop is supposed to signify....but I've never heard of blue!!! Maybe they got into something with a blue pigment, like u said??? [​IMG]
     
  3. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird...wish I could help....they must have ate something.....
     
  4. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Black poop is cocsidiosus (sp) normally has blood in it too.. blue is something they go into .. I would bet pink, purple and orange fall into that catogory too.. [​IMG]
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Have you given them any red cabbage lately?
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Blueberries made my birds' poo so blue it looked black.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I find black/purple poos all the time when black berry season is in. If they are acting fine, I bet they found some colorful food to eat.
     
  8. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Dad gave my chickens some blueberries left over from a big pancacke breakfast. They LOVED them. Later that day I had a run full of blue poop.

    Your birds must have gotten into something yummy [​IMG]
     
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  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    When mulberries are ripe, all the wild bird poop is that color, too.
     
  10. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our dog ate crayons we found all sorts of colors in the yard....I would guess something it ate.. [​IMG]
     

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