Can chickens eat potatoe salad?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bulldog-girl, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a tub of potatoe salad and no one likes it. Store bought variety. I was wondering if I could feed it to the hens in small quantities? It has mayo, eggs and spices. It is not organic or anything so I am sure it has some preservatives in it. I hate to throw it out.
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    that should be fine..but i would not give the whole container in one feeding
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    yes you can, and they will LOVE you for it!...[​IMG] maybe try to break up some of the bigger pieces of potato though, because if they are like mine, they will try to swallow a whole potato piece....and they could maybe choke. just yesterday i had to pull a piece of tomato out of one of my hens mouth..she had half stuffed down her throat and the rest was hanging out of her mouth....little piggies! [​IMG]
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    they can but have horrible table manners...
     
  5. kassia

    kassia New Egg

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    one thing to consider is that potatoes are a food succeptible to food poisening
    potatoe salad is the dish that causes the food poisening at picnics - it goes bad very quickly in room temp conditions.

    I feed my chickens everything - meat, cheese (a favorite!) spoiled jams, yogurt etc from frig cleanup... leftover all - take home every food item from restaurants...they gobble it up and seem happy and a bit spoiled...have had not problems for 3 years so far.
    have I just been lucky?
     
  6. Chikyn

    Chikyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens can eat just about everything :D they love potato salad like nothing else. I share with them a lot
     
  7. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just don't feed chicks spaghetti!!!

    got a momma with four new chicks, tossed some plate scrapings to her before heading to the main coop, after cleaning and watering the flock went back to feed the rabbits and noticed one of the babies was kinda walking funny, momma was calling it trying to get it to come to her, scooped it up and to my horror it had a noodle sticking out of its mouth...Gently pulled it and it was about 1/2 inch long!!! Poor thing was suffocating! Once it was out it starting chirping like crazy lol... Never feed chicks noodles!!!
     

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