Purple chicken poop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sodamancer, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    On of my chickens pooed a purple color. Should i be worried?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sounds like she ate some berries or something.
     
  3. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of my chickens ate some pink flower petals and had the same issue.....only pink instead of purple. -does sound like yours got into some berries or something of the like.
     
  4. bochelle6563

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    we had elder berries growing and the chickens LOVED THEM! they pooed blue for quite a while. look for a berry bush that has blue/purple berries that are dropping on the ground where your chickens can get to them.
     
  5. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    this makes so much sense and i feel dense. They have been eating beets and purple cabbage. good to know its normal ish
     
  6. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel bad at all. The first pink droppings I saw terrified me (until my 14-year-old pointed out that they'd been munching happily on the petals of the Impatiens). I had no idea that droppings could be colored.....
     
  7. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    we have a big mulbery tree in our back yard and the whole ground colour while change to purple after a season[​IMG]
     
  8. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    here is a pic of the poo. looks normal right?
     
  9. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    We always know the blackberries are ripe when the birds' poo turns purple.
    I can't believe I just typed that sentence.
    We are such hicks. [​IMG]
     
  10. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my purple poo! That seems like it would be the right color for beets and cabbage!!!

    I have found happy purple and blue pooies all over from the wild birds eating the berries!
    I just hope for more raspberry bushes...
    Poop on birdies, poo on!
     

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