Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by thebanthams, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I came home from work this evening , I was so shocked to find my chickens poop all red! It was so bad that I couldnt find what causes this ! and then came along my 5 year old neighbor, he said he gave them watermelon !! whew ! Thank goodness my chickens were all fine and very spoiled !
  2. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had a similar shock when I found bright vivid green poop in the chicken pen. Thought they got into something toxic, but they had not free ranged since the day before. Then it dawned on me, I had given them a head of red cabbage a couple hours earlier. Red cabbage does a radical color shift on the way through a chicken.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope you make a point of telling your 5 year old neighbor that he needs to ask you before he feeds the chickens anything. Thankfully it wasn't anything toxic.

    A friend of mine had a different kind of shock many years ago when her puppies boo boos just about glowed when she went to clean their pen at night. Turns out they ate some glow in the dark crayons when her kids were playing with them.
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I did explained to the kid and his mother. thank goodness nothing is worst ! You shouldve seen me with horror on my face !! Geez!!
  5. littlethorn

    littlethorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2009
    Northern California
    Word to the wise - purple cabbage will make their poop dark teal as well so you will also want to keep this in mind at treat time to avoid unnecessary shocks. hehe [​IMG]
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    If you let them have overripe persimmons, their poop will be rusty orange. I FREAKED [​IMG] one morning when I opened the hen house to find that under their roosts.

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