buttermilk

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Georgeesmom, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Georgeesmom

    Georgeesmom New Egg

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    I saw an old chicken waterer and it was marked chicken fount and buttermilk feeder,has anybody gave their chickens buttermilk? If so did you mix it with something or just let them drink it like water?
     
  2. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

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    They were feed milk back in the 40's because commercial vitamin premixes were not commonly available, milk was a useful, if incomplete, vitamin source. Today's premixes offer a wider range and much higher levels of vitamins. I don't have any chickens so I've been reading a lot. And I love antiques, hope this helps.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Homesteader, I see you write you don't have chickens. Are you here for the learning first?
     
  4. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I've built my coop and I'm still learning, Don't know if I'll get just one breed, or a mixed flock.
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Welcome to BYC--to BOTH of You!! [​IMG]
     

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