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Using Kefir Whey for Livestock Nutrition

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In my recent Kefir Yogurt recipe post, I mentioned there are many uses and parts of kefir. It truly is an amazing milk product, brimming with health benefits-and not just for people!

Whey is a powerhouse -a complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids. It is great for building muscle and detoxing the liver. Add it to your smoothies or take a shot for an immune boost!


Give it to your chickens! Yes- soak their scratch/feed in it and serve it up! They will LOVE it, trust me. We like to use it when we are not able to let them out to free-range so we can up their protein with an organic, natural product. You can give it to pigs, cats, and dogs as well.

Whey for Chickens


  • Feeder(s)
  • Whey
  • Feed/Scratch


  • Take your feeders and carefully fill ⅓ to ½ with scratch
    a woman pouring whey into a chicken feeder
  • Carefully pour in the whey
  • Let the whey sit for 30 minutes+ to allow the scratch to soak up the feed
    a girl holding a feeder in front of a chicken run
  • Serve to your chickens!
    a girl feeding chickens in a run

Don’t forget to buy your kefir grains first if you need to make your own Homemade Kefir! These are my favorite supplies:
(Buy your mason jars locally- so much cheaper than Amazon!)

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