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Feed new chicks yogurt ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Woman, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I was reading the Mcmurray catalog and they suggest feeding newborns an additive called Glo-gel Plus. It has microorganisms .
    They state that it helps build immune system and helps in digestion.

    Could you feed small amounts of yogurt and accomplish the same thing ?

    Any thoughts on this ? Would love to here from you.
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes. All of my fowl get yogurt as babies.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    MissPrissy's homemade yogurt is perfect for them! My chicks and chickens have always liked her recipe better than the yogurt from the store. Just FYI! [​IMG]
     
  4. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes yogurt is good for them ,I also feed mine some boiled eggs crumbs
     
  5. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I mix it in with scratch, dandelion greens and chives. SMALL amount of greens at first cut VERY fine!
     
  6. April Fountain

    April Fountain Out Of The Brooder

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    Until what age to all of you give your chickens yogurt? I wonder if they are free range, do they really need it for digestion? My chickens get plenty of grass so I'm wondering if that + scratch+oyster shell + crumble is enough to keep my lil gals happy and healthy?
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Chickens love yogurt at any age. It's messy but good for them.
     
  8. Chicken Woman

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    yogurt provides protien and digestive enzymes if you buy or make the kind with live cultures.

    I feed my adult chickens yogurt at least once a week. [​IMG]
    I just didn't know if I could feed it to myy chicks. [​IMG]

    It's pretty easy and inexpensive to make. [​IMG]
     
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