Feeding chicks yogurt? Why?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SeptemberQuail, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read about chicken chicks and chickens being fed yogurt, but what for?
    What's the use of it?

    And can I feed it to my one/almost two week old quail chicks?
    Anything that gives them a boost of health benefits I'm willing to try.

    If I can feed them yogurt, must it be a specific brand/type?

    Thanks in advance!
    Sorry for these silly questions, I'm just curious about it! ^.^
     
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  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are fed yogurt for the same reason that people should eat it: probiotics and the promotion of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. While their digestive systems are different and they do not have a stomach per say, their crops are filled with healthy bacteria that help with digestion and yogurt can help keep this bacteria in balance and prevent some sour crop issues.

    I would feed a plain, natural yogurt that does not have any sugar or chemicals added. You can actually make it at home if you prefer.
     
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  3. gorabbitgo

    gorabbitgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also put a small amount of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar into their water once a week or so and that will have similar health benefits.
     
  4. WalkingWolf1

    WalkingWolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put ACV in their water fron day one. 2 tsp per qt of water. It helps their gut bacteria develop and try not to lose them from loose stools. I haven't lost any to the squirts since I started this.
     
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  5. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, this is late -- but thank you all for the replies!
     

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