Powder Milk

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bragabit, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some powder Milk that needs to be tossed. Can I mix it in with my Layer or Chick Mash? Or should I just toss it in the trash?
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Feed it!! Milk is good for chickens.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh thank you for making this thread! I too have some older powdered milk. I was wondering if it was too concentrated to sneak a little into their feed.

    I'm going to have to try this.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are you going to give it to them in the powdered form? I have some too
     
  5. marbekschicks

    marbekschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some too! I was thinking that on the cooler nights or mornings about making the oatmeal/layer mash mix with 1/2 milk and 1/2 water.
     
  6. mcostas

    mcostas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some as well, do you just mix the dry stuff in with their food?
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You can just sprinkle it on the food. Full of good nutrition + (protein & calcium). Of course like any other treat not huge amounts. I probably would not use it if it got damp or smells rancid.

    Imp- I keep a shaker of it for the chickens.
     
  8. marbekschicks

    marbekschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do you think it would be better to just sprinkle some in with the oatmeal mash that I make and use just water instead of adding the water to it and adding 1/2 that and 1/2 plain water?
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Do you think it would be better to just sprinkle some in with the oatmeal mash that I make and use just water instead of adding the water to it and adding 1/2 that and 1/2 plain water?

    I think either would be fine. The chickens won't care, so do whichever is easiest for you. I make mine a salad every night so I sprinkled it over the veggies. I only give it when I think about it. If I was getting thin shells I might make more of an effort to remember.

    Imp
     

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