red/purple poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laurie9503, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. laurie9503

    laurie9503 Out Of The Brooder

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    This was on the window sill where the girls like to sit this morning. The piece of wood is about 3 inches across, to give you an idea of how large this is. It appears that someone poops very watery-purply-reddish poop. They have been eating blueberries. But, still I'm concerned it could be something else causing blood in the stool. I watched the least active, sleepy bird (buff orpington) this morning. She vigorously ate the worms and yogurt I offered. She pooped a normal poop in front of me.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It does look like berry poop to me.....but I would be kind of alarmed too. I think you're doing right by keeping your eye out.....Just the other day, I hung out my sheets, which are white, on the clothes line, and a bird pooped purple poop right on my pillow case! DARN!

    I'll bet it's just from the berries.
     
  3. hencam

    hencam Out Of The Brooder

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    It's berry poop! Give them red cabbage and you'll see brilliant purple. BTW, when they eat a lot of fruit, the poos will be runnier. Also, in this heat they should be drinking a lot of water and the manure will be wetter. Don't worry!
     
  4. laurie9503

    laurie9503 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the feedback. turns out it was blueberries because everyone is super healthy and happy after a week. It was a full moon last night, and I've been continuing the garlic pearls and yogurt for everyone, also a little apple cider vinegar in their mush treat. All to improve digestive health and prevent parasites.
     

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