Unopened Expired Yogurt 8/16/2017

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QIA, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. QIA

    QIA Chirping

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    Hi, I was wondering about my unopened expired (8/16/2017) container of yogurt. Can I feed this to my pullets? bluyogurt.jpg
     

  2. thatdude

    thatdude In the Brooder

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    i dont know sorry. but i do know there is a difference between best before and expire which does it say?
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    chickens cannot digest milk products. It is safe to give them a little bit of yogurt but too much will give them diarrhea. I would toss the yogurt that is expired even though it might be ok. You never know
     
  4. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    I wouldn't. Both because they're lactose intolerant and because it's over a month past the expiration date. Why risk it?
     
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  5. QIA

    QIA Chirping

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    Ok, it's outta here then!
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Personally, I'd give it to them if it still smelled good. The bacterial culture in the yogurt most likely will keep other bacteria from growing in it. And, that same bacteria breaks down the lactose in the milk product.
     
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  7. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    I agree. This is why SOME humans who are lactose intolerant can eat yogurt, Skyr or other fermented dairy and aged cheeses.

    I, personally wouldn't feed them that yogurt simply because of the added sweeteners and other stuff. I get plain, whole fat greek yogurt and feed it about twice a month to my flock. They literally eat it up!
     

  8. Kefir is a better option, it has more strains of probiotics and number in the trillions compared to roughly five to ten million in the best yogurts. Lactose is consumed more readily in kefir as well. In any case there are no living probiotics in Yoplait, no matter how fresh it is or isn't.
     
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  9. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    My chickies have had some of a kombucha SCOBY and loved it too. Gonna have to get milk kefir back on my list of things to *do*.
     
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  10. QIA

    QIA Chirping

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    I'm really confused.....Some say yes, others say no. :he
     
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