giving Keifer to a chicken

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Gonzo, May 12, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Does anyone know if giving keifer to a chicken with a sour crop would help it? My polish has one, and I've been giving plain yogurt with active bacteria... but thought keifer may actually work better? I wasn't really sure where to put this.... seeing how it is food related, I stuck it here... [​IMG]
     
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  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I dont know .. It shouldnt hurt...
     
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    gonzo&hispeeps :

    Does anyone know if giving keifer to a chicken with a sour crop would help it? My polish has one, and I've been giving plain yogurt with active bacteria... but thought keifer may actually work better? I wasn't really sure where to put this.... seeing how it is food related, I stuck it here... [​IMG]

    I don't know what keifer is?​
     
  4. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried giving it to my chickens just for the probiotics. They turned their beaks up at it. They won't even touch yogurt.

    I think I have mutant chickens LOL
     
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Quote:I don't know what keifer is?

    Heres the best way for me to explain... http://kefirlady.com/
     
  6. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give our chickens all my extra kefir grains when I forget and leave it too long while making it. They go beserk for it. I also give them the liquid. However, there are other steps to follow first with sour crop before you do the yoghurt or kefir step. Do a search on sour crop in the diseases etc forum. But kefir is great for them ... and they love it... good luck!
     
  7. NWChicks

    NWChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens ADORE kefir! They turn into velociraptors when I bring out the jug! Even my rooster goes nuts over the stuff. I had a baby chick that wouldn't eat when I brought her home so I mixed her chick food with kefir and made a mash. She and her two broodermates went crazy over it and now she's one of my bossiest chickens.

    I have had mine on a round of meds for cocci and have been giving them kefir to help them recover and they're doing well. I have one hen that is older than the others and is of laying age while the younger ones won't be there for a few more weeks. I have everyone on grower since I can't feed her separately and had just figured I wouldn't get any eggs from her until I could switch them all to layer. Once I started giving them kefir, I started getting eggs from her! Now the day after she gets kefir, I get an egg. The days I miss, so does she! Good thing I brew my own. [​IMG]

    After all that rambling about nothing pertaining to your original question let me just say I don't know if it will help sour crop or not though from what I've read it should if it's not too bad. I also read that you might try mixing a bit of olive oil in to help things along. Good luck and I hope your bird is better soon!
     
  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    I have never given it to the chickens, but my dog loves Keifer. She is right there everyone morning begging for it. I give her both the liquid and the grains(cultures).
    I will have to try it with the chickens and see if they like it, too.
    Sharon
     

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