can my laying chickens eat homemade cottage cheese if no added salt

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  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    just wondered as I have goats and sometimes I forget about my cottage cheese.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Everything in moderation. [​IMG] If you have access to milk, why not make yogurt? Miss Prissy has wonderful recipes for making milk related goodies. Many BYCers like using yogurt because of the probiotic benefits.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    They would worship and adore you if you gave this to them!

    Yogurt is a perennial fav among chickens, too.
     
  4. StPaulieGirls

    StPaulieGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Sheesh! I'll eat your homemade cottage cheese if you've got extra sitting around!

    Lucky chooks!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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  6. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have lots of extra milk and would make something I thought of as cottage cheese. It wasn't for me but the dogs, cats and chickens loved it. And, the hens turned it right into eggs, it seemed.

    There were desserts that Mom used to make with rennet tablets. (Here's a collection of recipes.) But, I just used 1/4th tablet dissolved in a little water with a gallon of milk. After it sat in a shallow pan covered with a cloth for most of the day, it could be cut up and given another hour or so. Then the whey could be drained. Out to the critters the cubes of "cheese" would go. It was very well received [​IMG].

    Steve
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Try it, they might like it.
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you give your chickens the whey that is left over from making cheese they will love you for it also.
     
  9. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they'll love u for giving it to them!!! [​IMG]
     

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