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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken crazed 1o1, Jun 2, 2011.
I was just wondering if for extra calcium you can give hens instead of Water well... Milk .
I have heard of people putting powdered milk in their feed, but no I would give them water. First milk in the heat would spoil very fast, second they need water at all times.
I read somewhere recently that chickens have a hard time digesting lactose. Perhaps the lactose free milk in just a small container that they would drink quickly?
Oh. And there are no stupid questions!
my ghickens LOVE yogurt.. it has the extra calcum and has all those great tummy benifits.
right now they are getting Greek strained yogurt plain... i usually get a big spoonfull and they jsut take big bites of it right off the spoon..
Mine like to lay their beaks into the yogurt on the side and work on it nonstop. They look like little machines as they drain a bowl down.
How soon should you start giving them yogurt, and well... any food other than chick crumbles?
Ok is their a certain kind a yogurt you feed them or any kind . And thank you for helping me out with the qestion you guys.
my leghorns liked it right away by the mouth fulls. the others liked it mixed with their stARTER FOOD. their first goodies i gave at 4 weeks and it wsnt really special i wouldmake them wet mash of their food and feed by hand got them to trust my ggodies b hand and they think its special.. i sstayed with easy on the tummy foods to start. rice, noodles and yogurt
anykind of yogurt Plain is preferable (I GIVE MY GIRLS BLUEBERRY). they love cottage cheese, cheese too.
I would say about 8 weeks is not too early.