Easy way to feed Yogurt

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mandelyn, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    So I was reading about yogurt in the health section, and I've noticed my hen is a little sniffly. It didn't mention anywhere how to give them yogurt, and one member was saying the chicken showed no interest in eating yogurt.

    I scrambled an egg, chopped up the shell, and took some kernals from uncooked sweet corn, put it all on a plate. Then, took plain white organic yogurt, and stirred it in, so that everything was covered in yogurt. If they wanted a "treat" it came with yogurt.

    They ate it really well! I figured the Roo should have some too, since the hen seems to only eat what he points out to her anyways. But they didn't mind the yogurt at all, though weren't going out of their way to eat "just" yogurt.
  2. chickluvr

    chickluvr In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2009
    Thanks, i was wondering about that. Couldnt figure out how to give them yogurt without them knocking it over and getting it everywhere.
  3. breezy

    breezy Songster

    Jan 7, 2009
    Sand Coulee MT
    My chickens wont eat anything if it has yogurt on it or in it. I was mixing it with their feed and the days the feed was mixed with yogurt it went nearly untouched. Everybody keeps talking about chickens eating virtually anything but I must have the fussiest dang birds on the planet.
  4. dadof4

    dadof4 Songster

    Aug 30, 2008
    I just dump it on the ground and they consume it quite quickly.
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    yogurt helps with digestion and runny poo, not sure about sniffels! I put it in a bowl and sprinkle feed on top. I also use plain yogurt!
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Plain yogurt on a cookie sheet they eat it up!
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    I make a gallon of yogurt at a time for less than two dollars using MissPrissy's yogurt recipe.
    ALL of my chickens love it. About once a week, I just put some in all of their special "treat" bowls, and they wolf it down in no time flat.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  8. jafo

    jafo Songster

    May 2, 2009
    I give ours vanilla flavored, and any berry flavored yogurt. They love it! I just started mixing crumbles with it, about a cup at a time, with enough yogurt to make it sloppy. They all stand right there 'til it's gone![​IMG]
  9. rstampa

    rstampa Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Tampa, Florida
    Quote:Don't feel to bad. Mine what eat the scratch I bought. There is nothing wrong with it. No Bugs or anything and the Purina brand. They may pick on the corn a little but not that much. So I've been feeding the scratch to the wild birds that come around. And as far as Yogurt is concern, forget it. You would think I was trying to poisin them. They run for the hills if I bring some out to them.

    And you think yours are fussy![​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  10. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    I mix oats in with yogurt to feed, it makes it nice and thick and they love it.

    I've been making yogurt in the crockpot and it is cheap, sooo easy, and so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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