1. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 9, 2009
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    Today, when I went around the garden to gather up the chicken poo, I noticed some of the poo was red. It didn't look like ordinary poo with lumps of blood in it; rather, it was as if the black in the poo had turned crimson. The consistency was normal and there was some white in it, as usual.

    I haven't noticed any change in the chickens' behaviour, and they look the same as usual, even when viewed from the back.

    Here's some general info on them:

    Hen/Roo
    Breed: Lohman Brown/(a Swedish black breed)
    Age: Don't know, but bought them as adults in spring, and they still lay as many eggs as when I bought them, som I guess under a year/Hatched in July
    Eggs per day: 3 or 4 from 4 hens
    Diet: They get a brand of "ordinary" chicken fodder named Pullfor, crushed sea shells, leftovers from our food, and free range all day long.

    Here's a picture after I've gathered it up in the poo bucket:
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    As you can see, most of the poo is normal, so it seems only one of the chickens drops red poo. What could it be?
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm guessing they ate something a little different. Molasses based horse feed and kibbled cat food dye can do that! [​IMG]
     
  3. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks! [​IMG]

    As far as I know, they haven't eaten any of that, but there might be other stuff around here dying the poo.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I agree. Definately seem someone out there found something yummy, and red to eat! LOL
     

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