Feeding chickens out of date yoghurt

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by untamed_spirit, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. untamed_spirit

    untamed_spirit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that yoghurt is supposed to be a good digestive remedy for chickens, are chickens as badly affected by out of date products as people can be? Would it be safe to feed a chick 3 month out of date yoghurt? Its not green or furry!!
     
  2. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go by the policy that if it's too old for me too eat, I won't give it to the chickens. It Could be okay, but I don't take the chance.
     
  3. karsan

    karsan Out Of The Brooder

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    Three months out of date seems very old to me, but I would not hesitate to feed it at one or two weeks out of date - if it otherwise seems OK. On the other hand, cheese is more or less strained yougurt that has been store for months. My general rule is to feed stuff that seems unappetizing to people, but not really bad.
     
  4. edselpdx

    edselpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with karsan. My ladies get leftovers that aren't quite up to what I'd eat, but not moldy or bad. 3 months out of date unsweetened yogurt that's not moldy, green or slimy is probably ok in my book. It must've been sealed to keep that long. Don't feed flavored yogurt or sugar to your chooks, though, no matter what the date. The sugar really isn't good for them.
     
  5. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think yogurt is good 1 month after expiration if sealed? but I think that's max. There's signs up at a local "cheap" store that sells outdated pillsbury stuff and it says 1 month, I'm almost positive.
     

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