Yogurt for chicks? When and how much?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wannabfarmgirl, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. wannabfarmgirl

    wannabfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009
    South Carolina
    Hey folks,

    I have nine, 5 day old chicks (3 LH, 2 EE, 2RIR, 2PR), and have read multiple places about giving them some plain yogurt. Can anyone tell me when I should start? How much should I give? How long should I give it?

    Same for vitamins. I didn't give them sugar water (read about that too late), but all are currently happy and chirping away. When should I start chick vitamins?

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    IMO, hearty healthy chicks don't need vitamins. They get everything they need from their chick starter.
    I started plain yogurt at 10 days old. After they get over their initial fear of it they love it.

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