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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

    Jan 12, 2016
    Sugar Land, TX
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ever eat beets and notice the next days excretions? Works that way in birds too.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Or blueberries, mulberries or virtually anything else with color.

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