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

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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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