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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cozycritters, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    I'm making cheese and I think I read somewhere that you can give the whey to chicks? Is this true? I don't want to give them anything that would be harmful...

  2. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    Wellsville, UT
    Its been awhile since I've made cheese but I believe you can make ricotta out of whey. Let the whey sit over night or til the next day. Gently heat the whey. I add some vinegar to help the process. Strain and rinse in a fine mesh collander.

    If you heat up fresh milk with the cream to 110 and add vinegar you get curds! My chickens love this! I do this when I have alot of extra milk. They go nuts for it.

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