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Air potato as feed???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Serama Mama 4, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Serama Mama 4

    Serama Mama 4 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2010
    [​IMG]I'm plagued with air potato vines. Does anyone know if you can feed them to chickens or other livestock? If so, how?
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    From what I've just read I probably wouldn't: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/133
    Although considered to be a species of yam, these plants are very toxic and should not be consumed.​
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:How interesting. I've never heard of them before. I googled and cool very pretty plants, but so invasive. We have our own invasive vines here. Lol!
    Some references said toxic, some said some varieties are toxic, some said the underground tubers are edible, the hanging ones toxic. So I guess I'm no help, but I live by the motto "If in doubt throw it out".

  4. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    A few years back when I was younger me and my friends would gather bucket fulls of these things. We would then throw them at passing people from are hidden "fort", lol. They're everywhere, and since nothing touches them, the chickens probably shouldn't have them either.
  5. Rubyegg

    Rubyegg Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2011
    Winter Haven, FL
    And they STINK!!!!! [​IMG]
  6. msteresaann

    msteresaann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    I just had hahaaahahahahahaahahaaahah!
    I just had this vision of haahahaaahahaahSnort!
    Chickens with smelly GAS! aahhahhahahhfpfff!
    Just walking around tooting! oooh, my sides hurt.
  7. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    The name "air potato" gave me a real laugh too!

    I mean, air potato .... yeah I'm guilty of that! [​IMG]

    Ya learn something new each day.....

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