Yogurt & Grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by debakadeb, May 5, 2008.

  1. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one chick with runny poop. I read somewhere on this site that sometimes yogurt would clear that up. Would I need to provide grit with that yogurt? They are currently on chick starter ~ 3 1/2 weeks old.

    Thanks, in advance, your your advice.
     
  2. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use plain yogurt and read the label to make sure it has "Live, Active Cultures". Dannon Naturals is the brand I found at the grocery store. Mix a spoonful of the yogurt in with some chick starter and serve! Don't be surprised if your chickes turn their noses up the first try, mine did. I waited a couple of days and tried again. This is now one of their very favorite treats.
    * edited to add- no need for grit with the yogurt/ chick starter mixture.

    Also, if you are adding sugar to their water, it can cause the runny poo. I think it is also a sign of stress in little chicks. Make sure the brooder temp is not fluctuating and that they are happy and comfortable. HTH! [​IMG]
     
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  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll try that.
     

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