Purple cabbage and turquoise poop

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by TxAg11, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. TxAg11

    TxAg11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently got 7 hens and I have read that stringing up a cabbage to a string and letting them peck at it is a great way to keep them entertained and well fed. Shortly after they demolished the cabbage (in less that 48 hours- impressive) I noticed that their poop had this odd turquoise coloring to it. Has anyone else experienced this after their chickens have had a large purple cabbage intake?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ever eat beets and notice the next days excretions? Works that way in birds too.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Or blueberries, mulberries or virtually anything else with color.
     

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