Can Chickens Eat Cheese?

Safely Feed Your Flock Dairy

Yes, your chickens can eat cheese! And they absolutely will love to eat it, but like any other treat, cheese should be fed in moderation. A good rule of thumb is that cheese should only make up about 10-15% of your flock's diet.

Can I Feed My Chickens Cheese?

Yes. Should they eat it often? No. Too much dairy can cause your chickens to experience digestive upset which is why it needs be limited in their diet.

Can Chickens Eat Dairy?

Yes. And I prefer other dairy sources to cheese. Yes. And I prefer other dairy sources to cheese.

Can Chickens Eat Cheese?


Is Cheese Beneficial To Chickens?

Cheese can be beneficial to chickens when fed in moderation as it is high in protein,and a host of vitamins which is great for egg-laying chickens.

What I Feed My Flock

My flock of chickens and ducks are fed the exact same way from the time they hatch: whole grain chicken grower feed that I ferment.

Final Thoughts

Yes, chickens can eat cheese — in moderation. It is better to give them other dairy products like whey, yogurt, sour milk, kefir etc. Don't overthink it and watch your flock for any ill effects.

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