Stupid qestion

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken crazed 1o1, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if for extra calcium you can give hens instead of Water well... Milk . [​IMG]
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  4. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. And there are no stupid questions! [​IMG]
     
  5. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    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..

    )O(
    pink
     
  6. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    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.
     
  7. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How soon should you start giving them yogurt, and well... any food other than chick crumbles?
     
  8. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    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
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  10. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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