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What about dairy products? Yogurt, cheese, etc.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lbentley24, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. lbentley24

    lbentley24 New Egg

    Aug 17, 2016
    I've heard that feeding dairy to chickens is bad because they are "lactose intolerant." Thoughts?
  2. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2016
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    My chicks were nursing on mama hen for 3 weeks with no problem. Just kidding. I've never given any dairy to my girls. But I've read on here of people giving yogurt and cottage cheese. I won't give any to mine. GC
  3. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    I've given yogurt without issues in the past. Chickens seem to love it. It's not a daily treat by any means - a handful of times throughout the year, but I've never had a bird have an adverse reaction from it...

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