florescent green poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pokey, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    i have an older hen that had florescent green poop.
    sounds silly but i was wondering if this indicated anything specific?any advice appreciated. i have actually culled her due to indications of resp disease, but i would like to know if that was a specific indication. thanks
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Is it fluorescent green, yellowish, or deep, unnatural blue-green?

    I have noticed when I give mine kale or mixed Euro greens from certain grocers it changes their poop color to that deep, unnatural blue-green ~ as though a dye had been given to the plants to make them look brighter.
     
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  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    it was florescent green like neon green almost. my dh said she had been abducted by aliens.
    [​IMG] then he felt bad we we had to cull her. i cried. i hate that part of keeping chickens!
     
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  4. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea why your chicken had neon green poo, but it reminded me and the boys of an experience we had.

    My middle son wanted a snake for his birthday cake - well I figured out how to do that and then it just had to be a black snake. Let me tell you everyone who ate that icing had neon green poop! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:that's because black is not a natural color and has to be made from either really dark blue or purple...both of which return to you neon green! faygo pop and kool-aid will do it!!!

    i am not sure what the chickens ate to do that, but weird aliens maybe. put tin foil on your head and get in the closet next time![​IMG]
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    according to Damerow's book "The Chicken Health Handbook"..
    florescent green , or blue green droppings is caused by moldy grain..

    green droppings can also be caused by undiluted bile from the liver..especially if they don't eat enough.
     
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  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    in pigeons I think its a sign of liver failure,,,sorry about your chicken [​IMG]
     
  8. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    liver failure sounds like its possible. would you believe she was not eating well, but the instint to be a broody was still there.... i had to pull her out of the nestbox.... one of the best silkies i ever had...
     
  9. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    sorry for your loss.
     
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  10. thornwing

    thornwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rooster has this, check my topics out and find it....the liver failure is starting to scare me! I raised him from a chick!!!
     

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