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Can i give my girls cream and yogurt?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by r0xiRox, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. r0xiRox

    r0xiRox In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    Can I give my girls cream and yogurt that is over its used by date? I gave them a smalll tub of yogurt earlier and they loved it, will it hurt them?

  2. Unless you are giving them gallons of it then they should be fine. Too much can make their poop runny but a little works wonders for their health. Many of the older poultry books recommend it for sick birds or show birds. Mine love it and I give them yogurt, milk, cheese, cottage cheese and whatever else we have that may be bad by a day or two. They always get in a frenzy over who gets first dibs and afterward they all need a bath! [​IMG]
  3. lalaland

    lalaland Crowing

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    yougurt stays good way way way past the date on the carton. THink about it, it is a fermented product - The only reason not to feed it would be if there is mold, and then I would just scrape off the mold and discard the immediate layer beneath the mold.

    Yougurt is fine for you way way past the date, too - I mean, 6 months past the date and it is still fine, assuming it has been refrigerated.

    sell by and use by dates are pretty meaningless. Meat, for example, is often months old by the time it hits your grocery meat case - jars of dressings, mustards, ketchups, pickles, olives, etc- have a couple of good years to them - but sell dates are much shorter. Heck, even coke has expiration dates, and what the heck could happen to water and chemicals beats me.

    stepping off the box, here.
  4. [​IMG]

    This is some of my flock enjoying their dated yogurt. I buy big tubs of the plain stuff and do not use a lot of it. It is mainly for the birds, so when I see the date expire I give the rest to the birds. They really do like it. Wear a rain suite if you want to see it up close, they are really messy with it.
  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    I give mine plain yogurt about once a month. I'd advise Yogurt a MUST following any use of antibiotics (for you or your birds).
  6. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    do it and they'll love you for it [​IMG]

    as always with treats - in moderation
  7. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    mine love yougurt!

  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've given them yogurt... peach, strawberry, blueberry... I've given them Cheese... American, Jack...

    I'm going to have to try STRING CHEESE... I can just see them fighting over those little morsels!!
  9. m00res

    m00res Songster

    Oct 25, 2008
    San Diego
    Quote:Good to know! My girls LOVE yogurt. I mix it with chopped up pumpkin seeds. They go crazy. Supposedly, the good bacteria in yogurt helps fight parasites in animals and people.

    Bad bacteria creates an anaerobic atmosphere while good bacteria creates an aerobic atmosphere.

    Anarobic = good home for parasites.
    Aerobic = bad home for parasites.
  10. bdp7150

    bdp7150 In the Brooder

    Oct 17, 2008
    i feed mine blueberry yogurt with rolled oats mixed in every other week this is good for there digetive system . winter time heat up little in microwave warm for them as going down the pipe and in summer leave clod out of frig.

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