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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Snowygirl, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could i give my chickens sweet potato skin.....uncooked?? i don't want to poison them!!!! help!!
    thanks all who can help!![​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Generally, potato skins have something in them that is not good for chickens. (I don't know exactly what it is.) So, I wouldn't give it to them.....Throw them in the garden though, or the compost, to decompose! Good for the soil. [​IMG]
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweet potatos are not technically potatos...they are actually in the morning glory family I believe. however, I hear that morning glories are also toxic for chickens? Sorry, I do not know the answer to this one. Maybe someone who does will pop in soon. I will tell you that I have caught my chickens in my compost pile eatting them though...they have been fine so far.
     
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  4. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks....i decided to just compost them......[​IMG]
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens are scavengers. They can and do eat just about anything. That said, sweet potato sprouts and green white potato skins do contain a compound that is toxic to livestock. Whether or not it would hurt chickens is anybody's guess.
    As long as the peels are not sprouted they are fine.
     

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