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chickens and potato skins...hubby tried !!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dar, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    my DH tries i got to give him that....

    he "tried" to make a sheppards pie for dinner last night (i was out)..he did not want to peel the potatoes so he washed them as best as he could and boiled them and mashed them..sounds ok so far..

    we sat down for dinner i was impressed he made dinner without being asked...and them whammo...i took a bite and the mashed potatoes are gritty... there is sand in the mashed potatoes on top

    it turns out that he did not scrub them. he let them sit in the sink with cold water and then took the cloth and wipped them...he did not use the veggie brush...

    can i feed cooked potato skins to the chickens?...

    I know you can't feed raw but what about cooked in mashed potatoes?

    thanks everyone
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 16, 2008
  2. Chickens are pigs with feathers. Ours will eat anything. But they do not like potato skins. Haven't tried cooked ones but they would certainly be easier for them to eat. Especially if they are mashed up.
  3. ROC4K

    ROC4K Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    On day two the potato peels seem more appealing to my hens. They will eat them though. I too am convinced though that they will eat anything...anything under the sun.
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Cooked potatoes are fine for chickens. Raw potato peels are not good.

    Same with beans - cooked beans are good. Raw beans are not good.

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