Spoiled goat milk as chicken feed??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ls, May 19, 2010.

  1. ls

    ls In the Brooder

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    I recently read that spoiled goat's millk could be fed to the chickens, but there was no explanation. Does anyone have any info about this? I am currrently feeding all my leftovers to the pigs, but I would love to know how to convert it for my hens instead! Thanks [​IMG]
     

  2. bigredfeather

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    You can feed it to your chickens. I do it all the time. I like to mix it with quick oats. It seems to make it easier for them to consume. When you give it to them, stand back, because they will be slinging the milk everywhere. They love it. When you say "spoiled," do you mean soured or rotten? I know it's okay to give them sour milk, but not sure about rotten.
     
  3. ls

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't mean rotten, just so that I wouldn't want to drink it. Do I simply mix oats with it when it begins to taste off, or does it need to be curdled? Still confused - sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. bigredfeather

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    Quote:You can give it them either way (goaty or curdled). I put the milk in the bowl I'm going to feed them out of, and put enough oatmeal in it to cover the top w/ a thin layer. It really doesn't matter how much or how little you use. You don't have to do the oatmeal thing, I just do it so it's a little easier for them to eat.
     
  5. Red&Yellow

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    You could even just let them drink it.
     
  6. jBlaze

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    How much would be ok at one time?
    Can I give it to the meat chickens?
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  7. bigredfeather

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    Quote:You can just try an amount and see if they drink it all. If they don't, give them less the next time. I don't think you can give them too much. And the meaties, yes. I gave mine a quart a day mixed with their feed for the first two weeks. Really got them off to a good start, and I have only lost 2 out of a 100 and they are almost 4 weeks old now. One of the 2 that died got trampled at the feeder.
     

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