Green Poop...from grass?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hobbley_Farm, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been feeding my chickens handfulls of Grass and Clover over the past 3 or 4 days. Some are really addicted to it, while others don't really want any at all...then there are those who are inbetween.

    I have had a few chickens die...which I originally believed was from different circumstances.

    #1 was a new roo that was attacked by another rooster and then escaped and got some feathers plucked by my dog. No real external injuries that I could see. But I figured when I saw him dead that it might have been from some sort of shock or stress.

    #2 was a meat roo that we were going to see if we could get him to breed. I know that meat chickens tend to have health problems and die if they aren't dispatched around a certain age/size. I know they can have heart problems and their legs can go out for example. So I assumed he had a heart attack.


    Now I have a third hen who is not well. She lays down with one wing half spred out like she's hot and cooling down. But she won't move but is alert. I noticed that she had a little green poo stuck to some of her tail feathers. I also noticed a wound underneath her wing that looks old but has a new Split or crack in it. It appears to be where someone was pecking at her earlier in the year.

    I have also noticed a few of my roosters who have greenish stains on their tail feathers and some poo's that are really just mashed grass it appears.

    I'm wondering if I'm just running into some coincidental bad luck or if this may be all tied in.

    I'm feeding Performace Super Cock to the chickens and they also get scratch and whole corn as treats. Like I said, I've also been giving them hand fulls of clover and Grass. I have started Applecider Vinigar in their water recently since it has started getting warm outside.

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

    Thanks,
    heather
     
  2. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no one has any thoughts?
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Green poop in my roo is when he ranges and eats glasses and glovers.
     
  4. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Green poop in my roo is when he ranges and eats glasses and glovers.

    k, I don't know what to think about that.​
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but i'm posting so you know someone's reading and so it'll stay at the top of the list.

    Good luck!
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search for "green poop" and found quite a few hits from older posts. Some ideas were to check and make sure she doesn't have an impacted crop and also that sometimes it might indicate organ problems. But i don't want to panic you unnecessarily. You should try that search and read the old posts.[​IMG]
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever dewormed your chickens?
     
  8. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grass and clover shouldn't be a problem for your chickens. Unless it has been sprayed with chemicals. Sometimes my chickens have green poo. Alot of times the birds poo color has to do with what they eat. Sometimes the color may mean illness though. Good luck.

    Natalie
     
  9. mybelle5

    mybelle5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed my hens a few handfuls of grass and clover everyday now since I have an abundance of it. To my hens you'd think it was an ice cream Sunday! They knock each other over to get a grass treat! Any hoot they do have green poo after they eat it. I think it is harmless and if they are eating green they will poo green..

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  10. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k. I did do a search on green poo before I posted, but it didn't sound like what my chickens were doing.

    They all look fine. We dispatched the sick chicken. I think it was a run of bad luck.

    Yes I treat them with a wormer a few times a year. I also use vinigar during spring, summer and fall to inhibit worms.

    Thanks all

    Thanks mybelle5. I think that's why some are pooing green also.
     

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