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Yogurt For Chickens!

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Over this site, I've realized that a lot of people feed their chickens yogurt as a treat. Do they really like it? What's the purpose, just a treat?

Owner of 15 chickens of assorted breeds/sizes. I do showmanship and shows with primarily my bantams.
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Owner of 15 chickens of assorted breeds/sizes. I do showmanship and shows with primarily my bantams.
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post #2 of 12

i wish i had a pic of the results of mine in the yogurt! lol they splatter it everywhere and on everyone else! i've been giving mine greek yogurt since it is the only one i can find that is 'real' with no added junk they shouldn't eat like the artificial sweeteners.

1 corgi, 1 cat, and about 25 chickens! oh, and 1 husband going 'clucky'!
future project: bantam cuckoo faverolles and bantam ermine faverolles! LF silver laced and ermine faverolles too!
join us at the faverolles thread anytime! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=268082&p=1
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1 corgi, 1 cat, and about 25 chickens! oh, and 1 husband going 'clucky'!
future project: bantam cuckoo faverolles and bantam ermine faverolles! LF silver laced and ermine faverolles too!
join us at the faverolles thread anytime! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=268082&p=1
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smile yogurt is good for their digestive system, probiotics,helps build up the good bacteria after worming or illness plus they like it. I like to mix oat meal (dry) with it so it isn't so messy

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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post #4 of 12

oh my acing tummy (lol lol lol) if you have never seen such a sight try giving your chickens yogurt. AND stand back cause it will be a flying. I give plane yogurt once a month just as a treat I give a couple spoonfulls to each hen.

Hello my name is Ray, I have seven ladies : 1 cochin, 3 golden comits, 1 leghorn, 2 araucanas.
I plan to be adding 8 birds to my flock which will include barred rocks, buff orpingtons, ligh brahmas,
and silver laced wyandottes this will give me a total of 15 birds.
I love my girls and care mostly for them......
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Hello my name is Ray, I have seven ladies : 1 cochin, 3 golden comits, 1 leghorn, 2 araucanas.
I plan to be adding 8 birds to my flock which will include barred rocks, buff orpingtons, ligh brahmas,
and silver laced wyandottes this will give me a total of 15 birds.
I love my girls and care mostly for them......
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by snowflake 

smile yogurt is good for their digestive system, probiotics,helps build up the good bacteria after worming or illness plus they like it. I like to mix oat meal (dry) with it so it isn't so messy


I also mix yogurt with dry oats as well as grapes, bread, apples, cheese and any other combination of things that sound good to ME.
The girls get yogurt 3-4 times a week.
I buy a large container (PLAIN - No flavor)
They also adore cottage cheese - good source of protein!

One Dream Weaver (that would be my awesome spouse) Two Rhode Island Reds, Two Golden Buffs, One stray cat, Five children that have flown the coop and two precious grandsons! Life is VERY good.
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One Dream Weaver (that would be my awesome spouse) Two Rhode Island Reds, Two Golden Buffs, One stray cat, Five children that have flown the coop and two precious grandsons! Life is VERY good.
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When can I give my new RIR chicks treats; they arrived in the mail on Wednesday this week. 

I have them eating out of my hand.  I put chick starter in the palm of my hand and they come running, some jump up on my hand and quickly gobble it all up...especially the smallest chick. 

The smallest of the 6 chicks does not have wing feathers like the others.  This chick has brownish tiny feathers that you have to look very close to even see while the others have white feathers that are very apparent.

One is growing really fast!  epHas LOTS of wing feathers already.

6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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6 Red Sex Link, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Easter Eggers
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post #7 of 12

They just love yogurt. Plus it's good for them.  Good bacteria and extra calcium for the layers.

post #8 of 12

Boo-Boo's Mama :

When can I give my new RIR chicks treats; they arrived in the mail on Wednesday this week.


Since I never raised chickens before I think I was overly cautious about giving treats in the first 2 weeks.
Looking back, I would've given them yogurt from the start, smashed bananas and other "baby" type foods.

One Dream Weaver (that would be my awesome spouse) Two Rhode Island Reds, Two Golden Buffs, One stray cat, Five children that have flown the coop and two precious grandsons! Life is VERY good.
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One Dream Weaver (that would be my awesome spouse) Two Rhode Island Reds, Two Golden Buffs, One stray cat, Five children that have flown the coop and two precious grandsons! Life is VERY good.
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post #9 of 12

i never use to give my hens such a treat
  i never knew i could now i give it to them once or twice a week. i cook up a big bowl of oatmeal  (4-5 cups cooked oatmeal ) add 1 lager container of yogurt plain some times 2, and 1 cup of flax seed. mix well and i  spread it out on a large board . wil add scramble eggs also to this also cooked pinto beans .        chicken hash  lol   lau
                    i get 10-14 eggs a day from 16 hens i think not to bad  big_smile
                                       wooly  D

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by DADDYS HENS 

oh my acing tummy (lol lol lol) if you have never seen such a sight try giving your chickens yogurt. AND stand back cause it will be a flying. I give plane yogurt once a month just as a treat I give a couple spoonfulls to each hen.


gig  Does your yogurt fly?  United? American? wee
Sorry, but I just couldn't resist

Jen

Mother to 1 son, 1 cat 20 1/2, two cats, Barnevelder, Welsummer, Lt Brahma, BO, , Dominique, BC Marans, White Rock, BR, Americauna, Cochin, RIRs, and 3 BJG Xs
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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Mother to 1 son, 1 cat 20 1/2, two cats, Barnevelder, Welsummer, Lt Brahma, BO, , Dominique, BC Marans, White Rock, BR, Americauna, Cochin, RIRs, and 3 BJG Xs
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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