Can I give my chickens outdated applesauce?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I was cleaning out the cupboard I found some individual cups of applesauce dated june of 2011. Can I give them to the chickens? Will they even like applesauce? I would put it in a pumpkin half, probably...
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it would be fine for the chickens. I've eaten outdated food myself if not too far out of date.
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Open it up, and if it does not smell ruined i would say it is safe for them.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    June of 2011- I'd still be eating it. Your birds will love it!
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:lol glad im not the only one who thinks like this
     
  6. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Out Dated" is a term implemented by the FDA. It is useful for rotating stock and ensuring we buy fresh food but does not indicate whether the food is fresh or edible, just a guideline. Like most government programs, rules and guidelines, they appeal mostly to those without common sense. Studies show even medications can be safely taken for a year after "expiration" as they only lose a very small percentage of effectiveness. Only "life saving" meds should never be taken after they expire. That said, my family throws away everything the day it expires driving me crazy.
     
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  7. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitly still edible. Feed to your girls or eat it yourself. [​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would eat it before I fed it to my chickens. [​IMG] They should be fine.
     
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  9. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would say..absolutely fine...
    I am quite the barginist...raised a fine health boy on expired items...
    tip...
    turn yogurt and sourcream upside down...
    provides and aditional seal..and lasts longer...
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As long as it is not moldy, sure. Never feed chickens anything that is moldy or you could set up a situation for sour crop.
     

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