Is this poo normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Torch404, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day three of owning chickens.

    I saw one of my birds poo. It was a really weird color. The pic doesn't do great justice to it. A few hours later after I got home from work I saw it poo again normal colored though.

    I did feed them beet peals yesterday...and I know what it does to mine...but being so new I just gotta ask...does beet peel turn a chicken poo purple too?? [​IMG]

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  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every once in a while that's okay. That's just a funny colored cecal poop. Watch them though, just to be safe.

    Fruits and veggies can do that. I fed my birds strawberries once and they pooped transparent red.
     
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  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look on the internet under "The chicken keeper's guide to poo" (seriously). It shows all normal and abnormal poos.
     
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  4. vicegrip

    vicegrip Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you for that [​IMG]
     
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  5. BirdZilla

    BirdZilla New Egg

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    My chickens poo was that color about two weeks ago and it turned out that they had a common chicken virus called Coccidiosis and its pretty bad. They had lost alot of weight and the people at the feed store said they had worms but they kept getting worse, so I called the vet he said it was this virus and if not treated could be fatal. You might look into it just to be safe. There poop should never really be that color.
     
  6. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyones poop will be that color after feeding beets to them!!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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  8. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it has a jellied consistency you could be facing a nasty parasite. I would suggest having it tested to see what type and treat accordingly before it gets too out of hand.
     
  9. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    the chick grit i use is that color....i was wondering if your grit is colored too....
     

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