1. Anne4596

    Anne4596 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2016
    Western Nevada
    I have 6 chickens, 5 hens and a rooster. I am worried that they are sick, because some of their poops are watery,(it is not hot out) and almost all of them are sort of a light greenish color. Is this normal? They all seem perfectly healthy otherwise, except for having a little poop on their bum feathers. Please help!
  2. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2015
    Desert Hills, AZ
    Some foods will cause that, like pumpkin and watermelon. Have you fed them any of that lately? Absent other symptoms, and if you can't see any worms I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps


    Some of my chickens get the occasional watery green poop, ditto for the ducks (Of course) In fact in this hot weather my chickens get alot of watery green poops. They are all healthy and i dont see any change in behavior, never have...your chickens should be good as gold.

  4. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Behavior, more than any other thing, is the best gauge of how chickens are feeling. If your chickens are behaving as they normally do, they are probably fine.

    What have they been eating? Some things will color the poop sometimes. Feed them purple cabbage, for example, and you'll see some spectacular poop. Smelly, too.

    Green poop can sometimes signify the presence of bile. But that usually only occurs when a chicken is quite ill and off their feed. The color of poop alone does not necessarily indicate illness.

    The thing to look for if you suspect a chicken is sick is one that is moping around, standing in one spot with tail held low and flat, usually facing a wall or corner. They do not want to eat or interact with the flock. Eyes may be at half mast or closed. Sick chickens don't talk. When a normally chatty chicken goes mute, that's a sign of illness. If they have watery green poop in addition to all this, then you know your chicken is sick.
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