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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Quark999, Jul 2, 2008.
What is this used for ? When should it be administered ?
It's used to create spoiled rotten birds!! It's also healthy, so you can start giving as soon as they'll eat it. Mine wouldn't eat it in the first week. Even with crumbles on top they didn't realize it was food until week two. Now they act like idiots whenever they see a paper towel in my hand.
Quote:I agree. It's not so much a treatment for something as a treat. A very healthy treat at that. I give bowlful to my four hens every morning.
We feed our flock yogurt about 3 times a week, because they like it. We add garlic, chopped berries, tomatoes, and also feed it plain.
There is a great deal of information about yogurt on this board, (45 PAGES) so you may want to do a search on the forum.
There is even a recipe for making your own and MissPrissy has posted pictures so it is easy to follow the steps. As someone who has been making yogurt since the 70's, I can tell you homemade costs MUCH less to make than to purchase. And is much better for you and your flock.
I sort of disagree.....yogurt contains active cultures that are probiotics. These are great for helping to fight disease. If you are doing the organic things then yogurt is a must, if not and using medicated feeds then yogurt is probably not that important. Personally, my girls were given no immunizations and nothing that isn't organic so yogurt is in their diet. I give them just a couple of tablespoons mixed with some greens about 2-3 times per week. I started giving them organic yogurt during their first week. MissPrissy can tell you more about the health benefits, she is very chicken wise. Just remember...everything that goes into your chicken, ends up in the eggs.
Not to mention....it's awfully funny watching them eat treats.
I think this is a good time to chime in my Question instead of starting a new thread....My son gave the chickens his Go-Gurt! It that flavorful kid yogurt that sort of tastes sour to me...Will this hurt our chickens??? Is ONLY organic yogurt good for them? Should I lecture my son to never give this to them again? Thanks for any help!
The chickens don't really need the extra sugar and preservatives in Go-Gurt..... but given in small amounts, it probably won't kill them.
Like many things in life, you have to do what you are comfortable with; I don't feed Go-Gurt to my grandkids.....
I make my own yogurt now. We all - DBF, chickens and me - like it better than store-bought!
I've started using the yogurt as a reward for coming when they're called. Gotta start that good habit as soon as you can.