chickens and dairy?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickies49, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello![​IMG]

    I was wondering if u can feed chickens dairy? It's confusing and the internet is saying all different things . saying they eat cheese and eat yogurt and things.i have fed my chooks cheese before but is dairy alright for chickens??!!
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  2. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is yes. Once upon a time it was quite common to wet their mash with surplus and skimmed milk from the farm. It was considered primo stuff and a win win.
     
  3. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
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  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Sure, you can feed dairy to chickens. In moderation, just as with any treat. Too much and it can cause problems, but you will be feeding them mostly their feed ration anyway since that's where their balanced nutrition comes from.

    A steady diet of dairy can eventually cause kidney problems, brittle bones, and make it harder for a layer to pass an egg. But you aren't going to go to that extreme, so don't worry about an occasional treat of cheese or yogurt.
     
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