Cheese for chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by knaup109, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. knaup109

    knaup109 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2010
    I know calcium is not good for the chicks. Can I feed cheese to 2 weeks old chicks?
  2. Erebus

    Erebus Chillin' With My Peeps

    First up, I'm guessing.

    I think the bigger issue than calcium would be salt.

    They would be happy for the protein and fat, and I get the impression that the amount of calcium that pro-lay feed is fortified with is much higher and less bio-available than in cheese. It's not ideal as a feed, but I doubt it would be a big problem as an occasional treat so long as they have access to loads of clean water. It might be a bit hard on their wee kidneys. Yoghurt would probably be better.
  3. Omah09

    Omah09 Out Of The Brooder

    What type of yogurt is best for them, fat free, low fat, or whole milk?

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