Can Chickens Eat Dairy Products?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mtnhomechick, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I know they can have yogurt and I gave them some for the first time today.........thought I'd die laughing at the yogurt flying all over........and they looked so silly with it all over their beaks and crops.

    Now I'm wondering what else they can have along those lines.
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    they love scrambled eggs .....
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Quote:How about ice cream?
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:How about ice cream?

    I wouldn't do the ice cream. Too much sugar, too much fat.
  5. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I read that chickens are lactose intollerent....
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Cheeses, sour cream, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, whey , etc. Milk should be fresh and 100% raw. Commercial milk should be clabbered.
  7. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Hmmmm.... I like Buttermilk...........Maybe we'll all do buttermilk together tomorrow during the chickenvision. No Ice Cream Huh?
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    One of my girls recently took a peck at my ice cream, then tried to come back for more. [​IMG]
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:I have not met an animal yet that didn't like ice cream!! But just because they like it doesn't mean they should have it!
  10. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    Mine love cheese! I give them the parmesan rind and whoever grabs it gets chased around by the others. I try to break it inot a few peices but in general it is a fun game! And of course plain yogurt is good for them, so I will put a big dollop on top of leftovers or chicken scraps and they love that too.

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