Should you feed milk to your chicken?

Should you feed milk to your chicken?

The response to one is probably not and the other is a definite no, so, what can chickens drink safely? The article will be focused on whether you should feed milk to your chicken or not

Do chickens have to drink alcohol?

Chickens should never be given any kind of alcohol to drink. I wouldn’t have thought this was a problem, but I’ve recently seen forum posts by people finding it funny to give chickens beer-and vodka-and watch them start stumbling around.

Alcohol has been studied as a means of treating various diseases in chickens and has been found not only to be ineffective but also to cause damage, especially to the liver.

It is tantamount to misconduct. You’re going to kill your chickens and quickly. It’s the same thing as offering them poison. Alcohol should never be given to any animal.

Can chickens drink milk, at least?

The response to that, as with so much chicken keeping, is no, but, poultry is practically lactose-intolerant. That is, they do not have enough of the right enzymes to be able to digest milk or other dairy products quickly. They may have diarrhea and may be fatal, particularly in hot weather.


There is really only one thing chickens need to drink and that is water. And for backyard keepers, it’s cheap and easily accessible.

Is it going to hurt your chickens if you want to give them milk?

Most farm staff can use surplus milk for poultry. Pure or unpasteurized cow’s milk is definitely better than store-bought milk. Yet it’s still hard for poultry to eat, and too much of it is going to damage their liver.

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There is some, though minor, proof that goat’s milk beats cow’s milk for resistance, and some unpasteurized goat’s milk comes to the top.

So if you’re going to give your chickens milk, make the goat’s milk unpasteurized and limit the amount.

Does the milk supply the required protein?

You’ll see a lot of articles online saying that milk is a great source of chicken protein. Of course, it contains protein. But it also contains too much fat for chickens to eat, also in semi-skimmed and skimmed forms.

The result, huh? Liver damage and unhealthily overweight chickens that can lead to Sudden Chicken Death Syndrome.

Using a high-quality feed and organic foods for your flock and, if possible, free-range so that bugs and edible weeds can be found. They will have all the nutrition that is required.

In any case, high protein treatments should not be offered all the time. There are specific reasons for the addition of protein to feed


Mammals feed their young on their own milk. It is the best, most natural source of nutrition to ensure healthy growth.

Milk is not a popular food source for birds in the wild. Too often we have seen outbreaks of disease, because the animals have been fed and kept unnatural.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.


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