Just wanted to share.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AK Baha, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Found this on facebook. Just wanted to know what other people thought.

    The Chicken Whisperer
    Give your chickens yogurt? Why? First, it's scientific fact that chickens do not have the necessary enzymes in their gut to properly digest dairy. To much can and will give them diarrhea. So, why are you giving your chickens yogurt? You want them to benefit from probiotics like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus? You are wasting your time. There is not enough in store bought yogurt to have any benefit for your chickens. However, there is plenty of bad things in there like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. A cup of store bought yogurt is about a dollar. If you give them one cup per day, that's $30.00 per month wasted on something you think is helping your chickens. If you really want to help them by giving them some probiotics, then give them some that will actually help them. They are available for $19.95. You add it to their water source. So, you are not only saving money every month, but actually helping your chickens! For those of you that are going to post, "I've given my chickens yogurt for 50 years with no problems," keep doing what your doing, but for those of you that want to actually help your chickens, think about using probiotics that are actually for chickens!

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