How often can I feed yogurt to my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by floridamel, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. floridamel

    floridamel Out Of The Brooder

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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).
     
  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. thatgirl2

    thatgirl2 New Egg

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  4. thatgirl2

    thatgirl2 New Egg

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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?
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]

    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! [​IMG] Check out the link in my signature line if you care for more info. [​IMG]
     

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