watermelon poop

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tunaoftheland, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Songster

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    I gave my girls half a medium watermelon this morning. Plenty to go around with 14 chickens, I thought. Everyone can eat as much as she wants. Perhaps too much in fact. I went out this afternoon and there was pinkish, wet poop everywhere! I was close to panic when I realized what must have happened. So be warned when giving your chickens refreshing treats! Everything in moderation is not just an old saying after all [​IMG]
     
  2. max101

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    omg same thing happened to me the first time i gave my silkies watermelon. i freaked out i thought they were dieing. i had 4 butts to clean and blow dry when i worked out it was watermelon poop
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    LOL it works just like we do when we eat odd foods. LOL.

    AL
     
  4. alycoop

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    LOL it works just like we do when we eat odd foods. LOL.

    Hmm, nobody cleans and blowdries my behind!​
     
  5. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Songster

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    Quote:hahaha, eeeeeew [​IMG]
     
  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    Be aware of raspberries and beets also. I gave my chickens some left over beets and beet greens and everyone had redish poop. I also thought everyone was dying but on 'careful' inspection I could see that it was red color and not blood color getting darker as time went on. Big scare but can laugh about it now.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    On the other hand, bet they didn't drink much water that day!
     
  8. juliect

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    Blackberry poop is disturbing too [​IMG]

    But NOT as disturbing as the time my dog ate an entire bag of peanuts without my knowledge (she is a kitchen counter thief). That was some majorly weird looking poop...I thought she was passing an internal organ or something. Thankfully I found the empty bag in her hiding area in the backyard before calling the vet and making an idiot out of myself.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009

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