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Brewer's Yeast- OK for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shadowhills Farm, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering about Brewer's Yeast and if it was good for chickens? We have a "Handi-Quacked" duck that I believe can benefit greatly from it. She lives with our 5 hens, so the Yeast would have to be mixed with feed and everyone in the pen would eat it...

    Thanks
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brewer's yeast is fine, but why do you think the duck or chickens need it? saladin
     
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this too. All I've ever used Brewers Yeast for is flea control on my cats and dogs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you search for my thread in the Duck section called Miss Quackers, Our "Handi-Quacked" Pekin you will see that we have a Pekin with serious leg deformities.

    Brewer's Yeast would be beneficial to our Pekin. The thing is that she lives outside with our hens and eats the same feed that they do. So I was wondering if it was OK for chickens to consume the Brewer's Yeast...
     
  5. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put brewers yeast in the chickens warm oatmeal. I also add it to my cats moist food and give it to my dogs!
     
  6. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info:) I will have to travel to WalMart this weekend and get some [​IMG]
     
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to get mine at GNC.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I've only seen it mentioned as something to avoid in dog and cat food. Although I've never seen a reason listed. Just a complete consensus on any forum or website about pet foods saying to avoid it if possible.
     
  9. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I buy mine at the grocery store
     
  10. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My healing health pet book says to use for the pets.
     

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