Uncooked bread dough?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ralleia, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having only ever made my own bread dough in the past, I didn't know what I was getting into when I agreed to buy a bag of the frozen stuff for my seven-year-old to make "bread bears." She lost interest, and when I got tired of seeing it in the freezer I moved it to the fridge, figuring it should thaw first. I was surprised late the next day to find a greatly-expanded bag in my fridge.

    I compounded the error by taking it out of the fridge. Now it is creeping across my kitchen floor, threatening the cat.

    I don't know what to do with the stuff. Can I give it to my ~40 chickens in uncooked form? Please hurry--we are all very frightened.
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't.. years ago I threw some old dough into the trash.. had a very stubborn brat of a dog who decided he just HAD to eat it.. it expanded in his gut and almost killed him.. I called the vet and he told me to give him some pepto bismol ASAP.. which I did.. well.. he started burping and passing gas.. and after several hours managed to get rid of his bloated belly. While he was bloated he was in so much pain since there was a lot of pressure on his internal organs.. after that I made a point to never throw away old dough again..
     
  3. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gottit. Cook the dough to kill the yeast first. Thank you!
     

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