Expired yogurt?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by amgreen1980, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. amgreen1980

    amgreen1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I give it to the chickens? I don't want them to get sick, wasn't sure if it was ok to give expired things to them.
     
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine as long as it's not moldy.
     
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or rancid. since yogurt has already been fermented, it takes a lot for it to go bad.

    i use expiration dates as guidelines, not absolutes. some stuff out lives expiration dates by months or years. like bottled water, which doesn't really expire at all.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    My general rule of thumb is that if I am not willing to eat something, I won't give it to anyone else either.

    If something's expired by just a day and still smells perfect I'm sure that would be fine.
    JJ
     
  5. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've eaten yogurt that was expired by a couple of months, as long as the seal wasn't broken and it wasn't moldy. It didn't hurt me.
     
  6. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. It's like with sour cream. Can it really get more sour?
     
  7. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes. I just recently was feeding my chickens expired yogurt. It was at least a week expired. Just give it a stir and smell it. The expiration date is just an approximate date. The chickens will love it! : )
     
  8. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I would have known this. I threw out almost a whole container of yogurt because it had expired. [​IMG]
     
  9. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are supposed to be less active cultures alive in it the older it gets. I read the somewhere. And yes sour cream can get more sour or stronger in taste, but I don't mind. VERY rarely does it mold in this house or for that matter go out of date.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Yogurt's spoiled milk already. Don't know why they date it. The cup should say "even worse after June 9th".
    Actually I like yogurt & as to the OP's question I'd say if it's so nasty you wouldn't eat it don't feed it to the chickens. I ate a cup of yogurt this morning that was a month out of date & it was fine.
     

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