are potatoes TOXIC

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by happyfeet, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. happyfeet

    happyfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    i have heard that only potato peels are toxic?
     
  2. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] They seemed to like them just fine.
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Potatoes Turning Green

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

    That's all I know [​IMG].

    Steve
    edited to say that I often feed a few cooked potato peels to the chickens
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I was reading in several places that even to goats, its the plants that are toxic, being a member of the nightshade family.
     
  6. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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