eggs and yogurt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shaggy, May 11, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    i see threads about giving chicks boiled eggs and yogurt

    what are the benefits of doing this?

    sorry for the newb question ... i am just curious
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The eggs are a good source of protein. The yogurt provides good bacteria to get their GI system off to a good start.
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Quote:A recommended diet for chickies that has been pretty sound for some time (as in decades), has been

    Mashed, hard boiled egg
    Crushed dried bread
    Moisten with milk

    Add in place of the milk, yogurt, if you like.
    Can't argue for, or against, the probiotic theory, although it has merit.

    I've never bothered with the yogurt myself, as I'm not really big on all that molly-coddling, special diet and macrobiotic business for chickens. All chicks I've ever reared have done just fine without all that.

    But if you're inclined, why not?
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    i am a newb and was looking for a successful first start ... the kids love it -- the wife is on board .... a failure would probably mean a waste and not sure if they would pick it up again

    i love raising chickens ... did it when i was 12 -- i would buy them cheap, take care of them, and then sell them to my father for a profit when it came to having bbq chicken --- win/win

    i tryed again when i was 18 with a black australorps ... neighbors dog ate it ... haven't touched them since --- it's been 12 years since the last time i did it
  5. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    I like your post question, we are new to the chicken family, I am looking for all the little questions that aren't in books, this one helps me out too![​IMG]
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    the yogurt is also a good 'pick me up' for any of the babies that are struggling. we had a turkey poult last year we thought for sure was going to die - but we put him alone in an extra warm brooder with some plain yogurt and he bounced back.

    and as above - the hard boiled eggs are good extra protein - it also has the benefit of being amazingly entertaining - just drop one in and watch the rugby match begin!

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