Yogurt What kind and how much

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Savvymamma, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Savvymamma

    Savvymamma Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently received a very healthy trio of bantam faverolle's and absolutely LOVE the little dears. It was recommended to give them plain yogurt regularly for digestive tract health. Can I give them other variety/flavors or should I stick with plain? I would really like to give them blueberry to take the benefit of the antioxidant properties of these powerpacked fruits. [​IMG] Plus this flavor and vanilla are my family favorites, so we have LOTS of them on hand and not much of the plain. Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Plain, no sugar, active culture yogurt is best. The artificial flavors, colors, sugar, etc, are not the best thing for the birds. Mine may get a bowlful once a week or I use it to cool off hot oatmeal in the winter.
     
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] What speckledhen says. I give mine plain, nonfat, probiotic yogurt. It is high in protein, no fats and all the good bacteria that they need. I sometimes mix mine with hardboiled eggs (like eggsalad) and give it for breakfast. My girls demolish it in less than 5 minutes![​IMG]
     
  4. HeidiG

    HeidiG Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that a lot of poeple give their chickens yogurt. When I tried giving it to mine they looked totally offended, and spent the next 5 minutes trying to clean it off of their beaks! [​IMG]
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Mine got some this morning with flax seeds sprinkled all over the top...they loved it!
     
  6. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My girls like it. They like it even better if I mix it with some feed.
     
  7. GlitterBug

    GlitterBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine, too! They ate the Whole Thing! [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some birds like it better than others and many birds never even see yogurt. It helps to have it around when you have chicks who are at an age where they are susceptible to cocciodiosis, though.
     
  9. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks are a month old. can i give it to them now or should i wait
     
  10. gamamachik

    gamamachik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My love it....it is the same as us taking probiotics, it just helps the digestive tract, to occasionally give it to them:cd
     

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