Yogurt,can I feed them my raspberry yogurt or does it have to be plain

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karlamaria, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have plenty of yogurt but none plain, will flavored harm them?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I make my own plain yogurt and give it to my chickens mixed in with their feed they love it.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'll take pure, unadulterated cane sugar over the artificial sweeteners created in a laboratory any day. [​IMG] But you're right. Sugar is not good for chickens.
     
  6. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed them flavored yogurt sometimes and I have had no problems.
     
  7. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do people feed yogurt to chickens??
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:For the good bacteria (probiotics) it contains. The same reason humans eat it. [​IMG]
     
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    12304 Out Of The Brooder

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    so it is ok to feed your chickens plain yogurt
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeppers. Don't go overboard, but plain low fat or no fat yogurt is good for them.
     

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