Rice and Homemade Yogurt

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissPrissy, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Yesterday was incredibly hot here. The humidity factored in keeps the temps feeling like 104 in the heat of the day. My chicks are nearing 5 weeks old so I figured it was a good day for a treat.

    If you can tell the waterer is sweating. I keep ice in there so the water is nice and cold.

    For their big treat I made a large pot of rice and chopped several whole boiled eggs (I get fresh eggs from a friend) and mixed it well. After refrigerating it until very cold I mixed in about 1/2 of a quart of fresh homemade yogurt. It was a real cold treat.

    At first they weren't sure what to do with it. They walked around and looked at it but it took a while for them to figure out it was food.

    When they realized what it was after a few hesitant pecks it was gone in under 10 minutes. The bowls were so clean I think they licked them. LOL


    I am not raising my birds strictly organic (but I did think about it). I do give them good things to eat, I don't use medicated feeds, the barns have no pressure treated lumber, no pesticides on the field where they live, etc. The yogurt is made from pasturized milk but it is not homogonized and it is produced by local farmers who do not use hormones, antibiotics and medicated feeds.

    We certainly are living the good life.
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    I know what you mean by picking the bowl clean. My dh thought I'd given them water in their bowl instead of yogurt and egg yolks! It was so funny. I'm gonna watch next time and see how they do it. I think mine are getting a bit spoiled. They watch me in the kitchen and wait for their treats. If I come outta the kitchen without a treat they start raising all kinds of rukus!
  3. texasgirl

    texasgirl Songster

    May 27, 2007
    South Texas
    Thats great! The heat hasn't gotten that bad yet but they are beginning to drink more water already, I'll have to start freezing water bottles to put in their waterer.

    My chicks must be stuck-up. They wont touch moist food, they peck it and wipe their beak on the ground and run off like it was awful. None of them will touch hardboiled or scrambled eggs...nutty chickens!
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2007
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Quote:They must be related to some of mine..LOL. I have a few girls that do the same thing. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

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