Yogurt for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dixygirl, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    I have read that Miss Prissy gives her chickens yogurt sometime I think. So i just gave mine some with their lunch and they don't seem at all thrilled. They were totally ignoring it in fact when i just checked and eating their regular feed.

    Anyone else have luck feeding yogurt ? What are some other treats you give yours?
  2. Lovemesomechicks

    Lovemesomechicks In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2008
    My girls love yogurt, the plain kind. Somtimes when introducing new treats, they seem standoff-ish, but maybe dip their beaks in, to have them try it. Or your chickens just may not like yogurt.

    Here is a thread that has a lot of useful information about treats

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/vie … eats_Chart
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    Can you post the thread again please, it didnt work.
    I will just leave it there for them and hope they eventually eat it. They were sent on june 18th so they're a little over 5 weeks old and can still squeeze thru my 2x4 inch fence. Most of them are bantums. So I'm trying to beef them up [​IMG]
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi, I either mix some of their feed into it, or wipe it on their beak. But mine all like Vanilla flavored.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:When I try to cut and paste that particular link it doesn't work either. Try this instead. Go to the top of the feeding time category and look for the "sticky" on giving treats authored by buff hooligans. You'll find what you need there. Chickens are well...chicken. Once you get one brave one to try the yogurt, the others will follow.
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    I just saw the Treat Chart. Thanks so much. Sounds like they eat everything almost. I can't wait to give them all some cabbage and table scraps later on [​IMG]
  7. UnttouchableRose

    UnttouchableRose Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Blountville, TN
    I forgot to gather yellow squash out of my garden last week so Monday when I went to get them I had probably 25 HUGE ugly, gnarly tough squash. I chucked several of the fence for my EE's and then took the rest out back for the rest of my chickens. They LOVED them.

    I go to the grocery store and get the fruits and veggies that are on the clearance rack and then go and buy yougurt to go with them chop the fruits and veggies and mix it in with the yogurt. It's gone in a flash once they figure it out!
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Young chickens have to be taught. When there is no mother hen to teach them you become the teacher/mother hen. Sprinkle a little feed over the yogurt so they can learn it is food.
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    After yours learn to like yogurt, good luck keeping them away from it. This morning I was nearly mugged by my girls for my yogurt AFTER they'd already mown through theirs.

    Once they like yogurt, it's a good way to introduce other treats. Mix things into the yogurt, like shredded zucchini, oatmeal, chopped greens, etc.
  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    (Morning Jen)

    Mine didn't like it at first. I don't think they liked getting their beaks dirty. The would take a bite, the go wipe it off. I did Miss Prissy's suggestion of sprinkling feed over it, and that did the trick. The love it now...
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2008

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