Yougurt portion size

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crawfordmama, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    What is a good amount of yogurt to give as a treat per chicken? I gave them yogurt today, but it was clearly too much, as they all have loose stools now. Thanks!
  2. OwensMom

    OwensMom Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    CO Western Slope
    Crawfordmama I give my chickens about 1 cup of yogurt for 6 hens per day. If they get loose stools reduce amount of yogurt until they are used to eating it. It is healthful for them; they love it and the eggs taste wonderful!
  3. MakNugget

    MakNugget Songster

    May 31, 2010
    Portland, OR
    It seems to depend on what's on the menu for the girls. After I mix it thoroughly, I'll put one or two healthy dollops using a teaspoon and put it on a plate. I usually put some BOSS on top or sliced cucumbers to get their attention. It's not a lot, and that's for 3 girls. I might use a little more when I choose to freeze it in a plastic cup though.

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