1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Heating yogurt - does it kill the live cultures?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wynette, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,559
    65
    411
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    I've been adding yogurt to a hand-feeding formula so the girl I'm feeding gets live cultures...I warm it up in the microwave, because I make 2-3 days' worth at a time and refrigerate it. I just got to wondering if I'm harming the beneficial cultures in the yogurt by heating them in the microwave?? Also, if I add it to the blender...can I hurt the little cultures by blending them? Probably sounds like a silly question, but if I'm harming the little buggers, I need to find another way to get them into my bird. Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    46
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    As long as you are under 110 degrees F you are fine. Blending is fine. They are microscopic.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,559
    65
    411
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    Thanks, MissPrissy - I'll have to get a temp on my mixture when it comes out of the microwave next. If it's too warm, guess I'll just let it cool a bit & then hand-mix it in. Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by