can i feed them sprouted/old potatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmp-pdx, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. jmp-pdx

    jmp-pdx In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2013
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
    Potatoes are about a month old... A bit soft and sprouting. Can i give them to my chickens?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Your chickens would probably like them better if you cooked them, just boil them until they are soft. But they might eat them raw anyway.

    Green potatoes contain solanine which is dangerous for them and you to eat, but regular white potatoes are fine. They turn green from exposure to the sun.

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