How often can I feed yogurt to my chickens?

floridamel

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 5, 2010
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My two RIRs love plain yogurt, and I especially like to give it to them now that it is so hot outside. If you feed your chickens yogurt, how often do you give it to them? I don't want to give them too much (if that is possible).
 

bturbo87

Songster
9 Years
Apr 22, 2010
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i give about once a week, but thats just because its semi expensive constantly buying organic plain yogurt, also when i do give it to them if you use 3/4 cup of yogurt, i would scramble a whole egg (shell and all), a bit of scratch, about a table spoon of dark molasses, and a clove or 2 of fresh garlic(pureed). its an all around protien boost/pro biotic/system flush/ crop anti fungal.
 

thatgirl2

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Nov 2, 2016
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i give about once a week, but thats just because its semi expensive constantly buying organic plain yogurt, also when i do give it to them if you use 3/4 cup of yogurt, i would scramble a whole egg (shell and all), a bit of scratch, about a table spoon of dark molasses, and a clove or 2 of fresh garlic(pureed). its an all around protien boost/pro biotic/system flush/ crop anti fungal.
 

thatgirl2

Hatching
Nov 2, 2016
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I read where you are not supposed to give your chickens sugar -creates yeast in their crop. Wouldn't molasses contribute to that possibly issue?
 

EggSighted4Life

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I read where you are not supposed to give your chickens sugar -creates yeast in their crop. Wouldn't molasses contribute to that possibly issue?
Hi, welcome to BYC!


Molasses is OK in the proper amounts. It is used in electrolyte water instead of sugar or brown sugar because it has trace vitamins and minerals that the others do not. So sugar of some sort is used in all of those electrolyte supplement packets.

When used too heavily it can have a mild laxative effect, so you would want to avoid that.

I thought that chickens don't digest dairy, so I would wonder about the yogurt itself.


Ever consider fermenting your chicken feed? It does great to boost probiotics as well being more easily digested (than not fermented feed), savings some $, and significantly decreases the stink of the chicken poo!
Check out the link in my signature line if you care for more info.
 

avtar singh

In the Brooder
Jan 2, 2019
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Nigeria
i give about once a week, but thats just because its semi expensive constantly buying organic plain yogurt, also when i do give it to them if you use 3/4 cup of yogurt, i would scramble a whole egg (shell and all), a bit of scratch, about a table spoon of dark molasses, and a clove or 2 of fresh garlic(pureed). its an all around protien boost/pro biotic/system flush/ crop anti fungal.
thanks, i also use to give fresh plain yogurt once in a week mix with regular feed and two times in a week all as you say..whole pepper+fresh 2 pc garlic +cinnamon powder +eggs shell+ lime shell powder grind all together and mix with regular feed.. its healthy now ..
 

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