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I have a HUGE jar of brewer's yeast, and I was thinking I could give the chickens a few teaspoons a week. I figure it is chock full of nutrients and good for them. I've seen postings on here about people feeding it to their ducks, but nothing about it being good for chickens. Would a few teaspoons be enough? Or, too much?

http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins-guide/brewers-yeast.html  (This stuff)


Thank you!

post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tofu 

I have a HUGE jar of brewer's yeast, and I was thinking I could give the chickens a few teaspoons a week. I figure it is chock full of nutrients and good for them. I've seen postings on here about people feeding it to their ducks, but nothing about it being good for chickens. Would a few teaspoons be enough? Or, too much?

http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins-guide/brewers-yeast.html  (This stuff)


Thank you!


It is high in B vitamins. I recommend useing it as a probiotic after any antibiotic use becouse it returns healthy bacteria. It is best sprinkle on feed. I would say a tsp. per lb of feed.
I my self use Diamond V XPC Yeast Culture it is a lot better Yeast. It is produced by fermenting selected liquid and cereal grain raw ingredients with Bakers yeast and drying the entire culture-media without destroying the yeast factors, B vitamins and other fermentation products.

Chris

 

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post #3 of 27

Thanks Chris09!
I think I will take your advice and try it too.
Thank you tofu for asking the question..
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post #4 of 27

Hmmm... is it good for humans too?
I think yeast doesn't taste very good LOL

Blah, doctor said take some probiotics and I'm shaking my head! LOL

Good to know, time to feed birds and maybe me some yeast LOL

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Hmmm... is it good for humans too?
I think yeast doesn't taste very good LOL

Blah, doctor said take some probiotics and I'm shaking my head! LOL

Good to know, time to feed birds and maybe me some yeast LOL


It is very good for people. When I had my son the lactation consultant gave me a "recipe" for a drink that was supposed to be good for nursing mothers. It had 2-3 Tablespoons of the brewers yeast, a ton of molasses, and milk. With all the vitamins, I imagine it would be good for anyone! There is also a recipe for cookies that uses a lot of brewers yeast. :-)

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Oatmeal-Chocolate-Chip-Lactation-Cookies-by-Noel-Trujillo-192346 

Just make sure you are using Brewers Yeast (from a healthfood store) and not the type of yeast you use for baking! They are different.

post #6 of 27

When our girls were in daycare the provider would put brewer's yeast on her popcorn...we liked it and started doing it at home...it's good!

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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Noncentzter 

When our girls were in daycare the provider would put brewer's yeast on her popcorn...we liked it and started doing it at home...it's good!


I'm going to try that!

post #8 of 27

When my wife was pregnant her mid-wife recommended that she take -

Nature's sunshine pro-biotic eleven ( Improves immune system functions)

Vitamin K ( blood clotting )

Ginger ( Helps with morning sickness )

And a multi-vitamin with out iron

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 4/14/10 at 5:23pm

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris09 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tofu 

I have a HUGE jar of brewer's yeast, and I was thinking I could give the chickens a few teaspoons a week. I figure it is chock full of nutrients and good for them. I've seen postings on here about people feeding it to their ducks, but nothing about it being good for chickens. Would a few teaspoons be enough? Or, too much?

http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins-guide/brewers-yeast.html  (This stuff)


Thank you!


It is high in B vitamins. I recommend useing it as a probiotic after any antibiotic use becouse it returns healthy bacteria. It is best sprinkle on feed. I would say a tsp. per lb of feed.
I my self use Diamond V XPC Yeast Culture it is a lot better Yeast. It is produced by fermenting selected liquid and cereal grain raw ingredients with Bakers yeast and drying the entire culture-media without destroying the yeast factors, B vitamins and other fermentation products.

Chris


Where do you get this Diamond V yeast culture?

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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by featherbaby 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris09 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tofu 

I have a HUGE jar of brewer's yeast, and I was thinking I could give the chickens a few teaspoons a week. I figure it is chock full of nutrients and good for them. I've seen postings on here about people feeding it to their ducks, but nothing about it being good for chickens. Would a few teaspoons be enough? Or, too much?

http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins-guide/brewers-yeast.html  (This stuff)


Thank you!


It is high in B vitamins. I recommend useing it as a probiotic after any antibiotic use becouse it returns healthy bacteria. It is best sprinkle on feed. I would say a tsp. per lb of feed.
I my self use Diamond V XPC Yeast Culture it is a lot better Yeast. It is produced by fermenting selected liquid and cereal grain raw ingredients with Bakers yeast and drying the entire culture-media without destroying the yeast factors, B vitamins and other fermentation products.

Chris


Where do you get this Diamond V yeast culture?


I buy it by the pound a Hoegger Goat Supplies it run's $5.50 a pound

http://hoeggergoatsupply.com/xcart/product.php?productid=4164&cat=0&page=1
Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 4/14/10 at 7:16pm

 

NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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