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i have heard that only potato peels are toxic?

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post #2 of 6

From what I understand, it is only RAW potatoes that are bad.  Mine have eaten cooked regular and sweet potatoes with no harm done.  In fact, this morning they even had a few left over tater tots with their breakfast.  tongue  They seemed to like them just fine.

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post #3 of 6

I don't think even raw potatoes are toxic if they don't eat a pound of them, though they'd likely have a tummy ache.  Mine eat leftover cooked in the skin taters all the time.  They really love fingerlings.

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post #4 of 6

Green - just like for people . . . and cooking doesn't neutralize the solanine in green potatoes. The potato sprouts are bad, too. Finally, it isn't the green itself but that's the indicator of the solanine.

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A search will turn up this subject discussed many, many times here in this forum.

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edited to say that I often feed a few cooked potato peels to the chickens


Edited by digitS' - 11/27/08 at 9:46am
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post #5 of 6

I was reading in several places that even to goats, its the plants that are toxic, being a member of the nightshade family.

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post #6 of 6

If they were poisonous then my chickens would have died long ago.

Amy

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