Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gc tiger, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. gc tiger

    gc tiger In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    Pass Christian, Ms
    I have seen a lot of ya'll post about feeding your chickens yogurt and I was wondering what type of yogurt do you feed your babies?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I don't feed mine yogurt but any type with live active cultures would be best.
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    Just wondering can you buy Yogurt without active cultures? Never seen it myself or maybe just overlooked it.

  4. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    I put a spoonful of Yoplait Original (strawberry!) in a small dish and sprinkled it with chick crumbles.

    It was like a shark attack! They loved it.

    Next time out to the grocery, I'm going to get a little carton of the plain yogurt which is probably much more chick-appropriate.

    The fact that it has active cultures in it would probably be helpful in keeping the balance of fauna and flora in their little tummies.

  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Mine only get plain unflavored yogurt. I think almost every yogurt now has active cultures in it. It's especially helpful if you ever have reason to give your birds antibiotics, which can cause diarrhea. It helps maintain a balance in their gut.
  6. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Not sure if this is accurate, but I heard that because of the sugars added to the flavored/fruited yogurt, the active cultures were not very effective. When eating yogurt for the cultures, I was told that one should eat only plain unflavored kind (the big cheap containers at my store).

    I don't know if it's true, but that's what I bought. And the chicks love it, even though MOST treats take 2-4 times before they really begin to enjoy them. Yogurt, however, was an instant hit!

    (So I'm glad I bought the $1.50 LARGE container instead of a 50 cent small container that wouldn't have lasted through one feeding!)

  7. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    SpottedCrow said chickens were "lactose intolerant".
  8. jkm

    jkm Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Forest Grove
    Most yougurt is over proceessed and is not live cultures. Live culture is harder to make , store and keep.
    If you want live culture, read the label. Only plain yougurt is live culture, if furit is added it is proceeessed to death.
    On the west coast, Nancys is the live culture brand. there is a huge post under food about yougurt.

    cheers, I just can't type today.....
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Once you make milk into yogurt the lactose is converted. Active live cultures is good for people bodies and animal bodies. We have a huge post that is going to spill over into 19 pages in next day or so on homemade yogurt and cheese. It is easy, good for you and the chicks and is more economical than commercially processed yogurt. Come over to the 'dark side' and do-it-yourself. [​IMG] LOL

    I am now raising my own dairy goats so for me the savings is even more since milk is now pushing $6 a gallon in the stores for the big named milk producers like PET.

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