dark bluish green poop the past few days

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vinniepoch, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. vinniepoch

    vinniepoch Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, we have 22 chickens all of which seem healthy. the past few days i have been noticing bluish green poop. we have had these birds for a year and i have never seen poop like this before. any ideas? thanks, vinnie
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably just the color of something they ate. That's my first thought.

    Are they acting ill or sluggish in any way? If not, i don't think i would worry.
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
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    My birds often have the deep blue-green poop (with the white urates on top) when they've been eating lots of weeds, grass, kale, or chickweed. I've never worried about it, as long as the green poop is not super runny - just sort of "stacked" or semi-solid - I think the blue green color probably comes from extra chlorophyll they're eating.
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you fed them blueberries lately?
     
  5. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .......or red cabbage?
     
  6. MirPanda

    MirPanda Out Of The Brooder

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    I fed my girls some leftover apple cider and cranberry sauce (wierd i know, but they've been stuck in their run in the rain and needed SOMEthing interesting to entertain them) and this morning fed them some red / purple cabbage.
    ta da, dark torquoise poos. very blue green.
    so i'm guessing it's something to do with the red veggies.
     
  7. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's your answer! Red cabbage gives them the wierdest looking poo--freaked me a bit when I first saw it!
     
  8. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto!!!
     

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