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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karlamaria, Jun 28, 2011.
I have plenty of yogurt but none plain, will flavored harm them?
Every great once in awhile, the flavored yogurt won't hurt them in small amounts. The problem with flavored yogurts is that they are usually full of sugar and/or artificial sweeteners. Not good for chickens, particularly young chicks.
Many of use do feed yogurt to our chickens. The interesting thing is that poultry have no history of eating milk products and therefore cannot digest all milk products. The issue seems to be the milk sugar not the milk protein. So apparently fermented type products that use up the milk sugar ( lactose) makes the yogurt ok to feed.
Cane sugar is not good for our birds and . . . .it makes me wonder if it's good for us humans either.
I make my own plain yogurt and give it to my chickens mixed in with their feed they love it.
Quote:I'll take pure, unadulterated cane sugar over the artificial sweeteners created in a laboratory any day. But you're right. Sugar is not good for chickens.
I feed them flavored yogurt sometimes and I have had no problems.
Why do people feed yogurt to chickens??
Quote:For the good bacteria (probiotics) it contains. The same reason humans eat it.
so it is ok to feed your chickens plain yogurt
Quote:Yeppers. Don't go overboard, but plain low fat or no fat yogurt is good for them.