Can chickens eat potato leaves???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Y N dottes, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have some potato plants and i'm wondering if it ok for chickens to eat these....
    The reason i ask is because i've heared to stay away from feeding them green potato peels, and i'm pretty sure potato fruits (not the roots) are somewhat toxic.
    If anyone has an opinion on this please respond.
     
  2. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would stay away from feeding them anything to do with uncooked potatoe anything... Uncooked potatoes are toxic to us and pretty much everything else, why chance it
     
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  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks....yeah i was a little unsure, but i'll definitly take your advice
     
  4. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't eat them....at least my hens looked really close at the potato plants (and tomato plants) and walked right by....maybe they know the plants aren't good for them, or maybe they just don't taste good, but my hens won't eat them.
     
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