Yogurt everyday... anything wrong with this?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by todtrac, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. todtrac

    todtrac Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious if what we been feeding our chickens will actually harm them.. We buy out dated yogurt for dirt cheap just to feed the birds and they get one container per day for nine birds, will this hurt them in anyway?.. they love it! [​IMG]

    Let me know your thoughts.
    Todtrac
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    As long as it is still okay and doesn't have flavoring or sugar in it.

    We feed our chickens Kefir everyday (unless our goats are too pregnant to supply the milk) and we've had no troubles. In fact, it seems to boost their egg production, egg quality, and overall health of the flock. [​IMG]
     
  3. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read before they love it as well. Reminds me of the time I offered key lime yogurt to mine that had gone past the exp. date. they looked at me as if to say: "what are we supposed to do with this?"
    They didn't touch it lol
     
  4. todtrac

    todtrac Out Of The Brooder

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    The first time we offered it to them they ignored it, but now they love it!

    Yes is is flavored, mostly berry flavor and it probably has sugar in it, not certain.. What will sugar do to a chicken??
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If fed too much it will lower their egg production and eventually they will get too much fat in their bodies. It works a lot like feeding too much scratch.

    Yogurt sold at the store in flavors like that are mostly just sugar. There's very little nutrition in them. Feeding it as an occasional treat is just fine, but as a daily supplement - I wouldn't do.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Flavored or plain? I see nothing wrong with that quantity of plain. I wouldn't feed flavored that often. Actually I would probably not feed it at all, or only rarely.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking about one of those single serving cups split 9 ways? If so I don't see how it would do any harm. How long have you been feeding it to them? Does it seem to have done them any harm that you can see?
     
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  8. todtrac

    todtrac Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I haven't noticed anything wrong at this point, but they are only 18 weeks old and havn't started egg production yet.. They are silkies.
     

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