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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by emimiller8, Feb 24, 2013.
What is best way to feed chickens yogurt? In a bowl the don't seem to get it all?
I use a top off of an old butter tub or something like that, the flatter the better.
I use an old pie tin.
The shallow rectangular cake pans work great for yogurt,oatmeal,spagetti and lots of things. We get the metal ones at Goodwill or the flea markets for a buck or two.
The main thing is to get the pan set down and RUN LIKE CRAZY! They can throw that stuff several feet when they attack it!
I put mine directly on the ground in the run
How much yogurt should chickens eat? I read that it should be fed in moderation. How much is that? They love the stuff so I like giving it to them.
I mix yourt with the feed so that it isn't as messy. I mix 3 cups of feed and 32 oz. of whole milk yogurt in a bowl, stir well, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Once it's in a paste consistancy I stir it again & place it is shallow reused take-out containers. This is enough for a nice treat for my 26 hens and they LOVE IT! Sometimes I warm it up in the microwave for those bitter cold New Hampshire mornings.
so is it good to feed yogurt 3 time a week to the hens or not?? and is there a kind i should not feed like raspberry or peach yogurt?
I usually feed plain yogurt, but if I have an old flavored yogurt that gets 'lost' in the abyss of the fridge, they get that too. Those I just peel the container open, set it down, and stand back! The plain yogurt comes in a big tub, so I just spoon some into a nice shallow bowl.
I just toss it in a bowl i have a bunch of livestock rubber type they peck that bowl clean, i usually sprinkle it with there feed. Mine like plain best.