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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenrookie16, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. chickenrookie16

    chickenrookie16 In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2010
    what kind of yogurt do you use for chickens?
    and can u feed yogurt to chicks that are almost a week to two weeks?
  2. aduplantis

    aduplantis In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    Let's see I fed my chickens Red Velvet Cake and Cinnamon Roll yogurt today. They are 12 weeks old. They loved it !!!
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I feed Nancy's Organic Plain fat free yogurt to my chickens, because that is my yogurt eating preference. I have read that some feed it to young chicks. I didn't try it until a few weeks ago, and boy do they love it. They fling it around and then clean it up off of each other's feathers. [​IMG] Sometimes I add dried mealworms or a little fruit to it.
  4. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    I buy just generic brand plain yogurt. And yep, you can give it to little ones. Just make sure it doesn't make up the majority of their diet... it is a treat.

    I put yogurt on regular sized plastic picnic plates that I bought at the dollar store. Then I sprinkle their crumbles on top... sometimes add blueberries or crumbled up hard boiled egg - my chickens come running at the sound of my back door closing lol
  5. Plain yogurt is best for them...they do not need the sugar in the flavored ones.

    I make my own from a gallon of milk...saves lots of $$.
  6. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Mine love Vanilla yogurt!
  7. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hudson Valley, NY
    OK, newbie question, why do you feed them yogurt? I've only had my girls for a month, but they are 19 weeks old and I'm waiting for my first egg. Thanks [​IMG]
  8. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    Suemuffin--I am from the Hudson Valley as well. Welcome. To answer your question--I feed my girls nonfat probiotic yogurt as a treat a couple of times a week or more. Like all animals and humans, we need the the good bacteria in our digestive tracts to keep us healthy. I give it to my girls to keep their digestive tracts healthy. It also gives them the benefit of the extra protein. My girls are very healthy and their feathers are just beautiful! They go really nuts over scrambled eggs mixed with yogurt (looks like egg salad!). I started giving it to them when they were week old fuzzy butts and I think it has helped to keep them healthy. I have read a lot of other bycers saying the same thing. I am also impatiently waiting for my first eggs although my girls are only 17 1/2 weeks old. Good luck!!!

    Chickenrookie--give them some yogurt. They will love it and will even take it off your fingers!
  9. featherbaby

    featherbaby Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Yep, they'll take it off your fingers, all right. And they'll take your fingers too!!!! HA!!!!!

    Mine go crazy for yogurt. They like the strawberry flavored one best. My only problem is that silkies get it all in their feathers and then go dunk their faces in the regular food or worse, the dirtiest shavings they can find. After that comes baths all around, whether I have time for that or not. It's all downhill from there. So, I try to mix the yogurt with rolled oats, layer crumbles, bread crumbs, or anything that will keep it from being too runny and messy.
  10. The Tinman

    The Tinman Songster

    Jun 10, 2010
    Fairfield County CT
    I feed mine plain non-fat yogurt. I fed it to them since they were about 3 weeks old. They love it.

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