Bright Blue/Green Poop - What is wrong? (See picture)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenwalker, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. chickenwalker

    chickenwalker Out Of The Brooder

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    My nine hens are about a year old and have been pretty much healthly and happy. This morning I found the following bright blue/green poop. A few minutes ago I went out to check on the girls and found that several of them are pooping the same bright blue/green poop. I've done some checking within BYC and on the Internet but I haven't found anything like this. I'm very concerned? Any ideas or suggestions? (This color is really what I have to deal with.)
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  2. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]I've never seen this, nor have I any information on it, but WOW, that is weird. I think I'm gunna barf... [​IMG]
     
  3. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it is something that they ate.
     
  4. Darkwings

    Darkwings Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you fed them any purple cabbage or beets? My birds always poop that color after eating those things. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenwalker

    chickenwalker Out Of The Brooder

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    They did get a half of a head of red cabbage yesterday morning to peck on. There is still a bit left but they did eat most of it. That might be it.

    They don't act like they are sick. They are eating, laying eggs (5 from 9 already today and the temps ranged from 11 - a high of 28 today) and doing normal chicken things. Thanks! I feel better.
     
  6. Darkwings

    Darkwings Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, there's your culprit. [​IMG]
     
  7. etammy

    etammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red cabbage makes funny bright green poop. It does not hurt them and they like it
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  8. RoxyBird

    RoxyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely the cabbage. This freaked me out last summer- it's exactly the same color... almost neon in places. Too funny!
     
  9. kitrinabryant

    kitrinabryant New Egg

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    I am having the same issue with the odd bright blue/green poop and realized, thanks to one response, that I too had given them red cabbage. So glad it is nothing but really odd to look at!
     
  10. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red cabbage for sure :) LOL! [​IMG]
     

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