powdered milk, oatmeal & powdered baby food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by team_metzer, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. team_metzer

    team_metzer Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Dec 6, 2008
    Would it be ok to mix the powdered baby food & milk in with their food? And do they get any vitiamins out of the milk , food, oatmeal or will just go thru their system?
    I had read somewhere that the powdered milk could help some bactiera infections is this true?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    34,028
    453
    448
    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    People do feed chickens milk products, but keep in mind birds do not have lactase, which means they are milk intolerant. Too much will give them diarrhea. Lots of info will come up if you Google it.

    I believe powdered milk is used sometimes as an aid in treating coccidiosis, which is not bacterial but protozoal.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    7,950
    271
    321
    Aug 20, 2010
    Colmesneil,TX
    Agree with the above. Limit milk intake. Yogurt is better but that has to be limited a bit too. Think of it more as a "treat" than as a regular thing. I have no experience with treating bacterial infections.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by