Feeding chickens yogurt

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AimsChickies, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Songster

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    I've seen mention of feeding chicks yogurt. I was just wondering how you do it. Do you mix the yogurt with feed or just give it to them straight up?
     
  2. kbarrett

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    I think my girls were about 2wks old the first time I fed them yogurt. I sprinkled some of their crumbles over it just to give them the idea it was edible. Now you have to quickly put the bowls down & get back unless you want to be trampled & splattered with flying yogurt [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickiebaby

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    Just put it out in flat bottomed heavy bowls or saucers t they don't tip em in all that ecstasy.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    I just put a bowl of MissPrissy's homemade yogurt out, nothing adding, and the chickens all go nuts! I don't have to add anything to that yogurt. I've tried store bought yogurt with my chickens before and they hated it. Then I made some yogurt from MissPrissy's recipe and the LOVE it! I will give you a word of caution, however, when feeding yogurt to chickens. Carefully set the bowl down, call your girls and stand back! I mean WAY BACK! That yummy yogurt quickly becomes a yogurt slinging party! Especially if you have a rooster who decides to indulge. [​IMG]
     
  5. ptowne

    ptowne In the Brooder

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    I add uncooked oatmeal to the yogurt. They love it.
     
  6. AimsChickies

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    a actually have been making yogurt for myself for a while now! I love homemade yogurt! I cant wait to try this tomorrow! Thanks everyone!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    I have seen it mentioed in many post about feeding yogurt to their birds, but haven't tried it. Is there a post with MissPrissy's homemade yogurt recipe? I'd like to try it. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I fed my girls some blueberry Yoplait this morning. I take a little tub of it and hook it to the fence and then I step back and watch the show. Goodness how they love it.
     
  9. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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  10. chickenbike

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    My gang LOVE yogurt mixed with cooked oatmeal!!! And yes........do stand back!!
     

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