Green coloration in droppings but not lethargic

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sussex1110, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. sussex1110

    sussex1110 New Egg

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    I have recently noticed some droppings around my chicken coop with the white cap. None of the chickens have been acting lethargic; however, the difference still worries me if it may be affecting them at all. What could this mean, and is it bad for them?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    What you are seeing is "urates". Chickens don't pee like mammals do. The white is just part of the normal poop. Their poo will change color according to what they've been eating, and sometimes there may be a stinky, very wet, foamy or "chocolate pudding" poo which is a caecal poop, which is also normal.
     
  3. AnnieE

    AnnieE Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls poo a blue green when they eat a red cabbage. Freaked me out the first time i saw it! :)
     

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