can i feed my 4 week old chicks yogurt ?

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  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, can i give my 4 week old chicks and 2 week old chicks and 2 and a half week old ducklings plan yogurt ???

    thanks

    ~Daniel~
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. [​IMG]
     
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be prepared, they will make a huuuge mess! I tried plain yogurt a couple of days ago and it was a disaster. They ran through it and then you could see them look at their feet like "Yuck, what is this stuff?"
     
  4. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! They will love it!
    But AKsmama makes an excellent point - if you put it down in the brooder they will run through it and it will be full of pine shavings in no time. One of my Brahmas would always try to stake her claim by standing IN the dish, it was not pretty with those feathered feet. [​IMG]
    I ended up using plastic drink caps about 2" in diameter, I'd just put a spoonful of yogurt in each and hold them in my hands - didn't take long for them to finish it off!
     
  5. hannalice

    hannalice Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's an idea... I've been using a shallow cat dish to give my chicks yogurt. Was just bemoaning the fact that it's not practical to hold that this morning (a hand taming session lost!)... drink caps, here we come!
     

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