Note to self & Blue Poo!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, May 29, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Walmart had blueberries on sale yesterday, 99 cents a pint.
    DH said not a word as I loaded pint after pint of them in the cart; even though he knows that I don't care for blueberries.
    Brought the blueberries home and popped them into the freezer, figuring they'd make a nice cool treat for the chooks on the hot days ahead.
    Just took a pint out to the chooks for their morning treat, one peck from each of them and then all heads turned to me and gave me the worse stinkeye I have seen in awhile.
    What gives? They love strawberry sherbert and it's frozen. [​IMG]
    Note to self - thaw the blueberries first. Spoiled birds. [​IMG]

    Well, they must have waited for the blueberries to thaw and then ate them. I know this because the chicken yard now has multiple piles of flourescent blue poo. [​IMG]
     
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  2. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I fed my girls watermelon their poo came out all red and I was convinced that they had cocci and/or were dying of internal bleeding. Yet, they were the healthiest acting dying chickens I'd ever seen.

    Fruit colors and poo - what a combination!

    Mary
     
  3. t4dbirds

    t4dbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    That's too funny. Maybe feed each chick a different color and have rainbow poop <gggggg>
     
  4. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been giving my babies medicated starter. The other day I gave them some tomato, and a red apple.
    Freaked me out to see the red pieces in their poo. I remembered what I'd fed them a while later, but since I want to continue treating- Cherries are a blast!- I went out and bought medicated starter. [​IMG]

    Blue poo has to be interesting.
     
  5. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Remember when I'd give my white cockatoo blackberries and she'd stain the whole front of her body purple? [​IMG]

    Gritsar- I bet it's easier to avoid now! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Remember when I'd give my white cockatoo blackberries and she'd stain the whole front of her body purple? [​IMG]

    Gritsar- I bet it's easier to avoid now! [​IMG]

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    Kat-what flavor/color is next? [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks &amp; Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Remember when I'd give my white cockatoo blackberries and she'd stain the whole front of her body purple? [​IMG]

    Gritsar- I bet it's easier to avoid now! [​IMG]

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    Kat-what flavor/color is next? [​IMG]

    Well, the blackberries changed the blue to flourescent green. [​IMG]
    I noticed two things yesterday. #1. There's going to be a huge crop of figs this year. Right outside the coop, but if I don't keep them out of it, there will be the world's stinkiest poos after they ripen.
    #2. There's a big patch of blackberries growing behind the coop. Betcha the chickens find em ripened before I do. [​IMG]
     
  8. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha, that's hilarious! I just read it to my roommate/friend who said, "I definitely won't go around throwing fruit at your chickens then... Definitely not!" and left with a most suspicious look on her face.
     

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