Collards and sweet potatoes

Klwright1122

Songster
8 Years
Mar 20, 2011
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Lillian, AL
Someone told me yesterday not to feed my chickens collards or sweet potatoes because it causes them to stop laying. Had anyone else ever heard of such a thing? My chickens don't get this very often --but I do usually give em most of my kitchen scraps which would include collard stems and sweet potato peelings ocassionally...
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
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80
231
Anderson, Texas
I feed some greens to my two flocks everyday. Greens have never stopped my flock from laying.This time of the year the chickens need extra greens. I don't feed mine potatoes but have heard they should be cooked. Then again I don't feed them to my flocks.
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Tallahassee, FL
I don't know about sweet potatoes but if collards stopped them from laying mine would never lay.

I grow a little patch of collards for them and they get collards all the time.
 

debid

Free Ranging
10 Years
Jan 20, 2011
7,560
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middle TN
There are lots of these stories out there about various foods causing hens to cease laying. It's just a lot of nonsense.
 

Chick named Lola

Songster
9 Years
Aug 15, 2010
463
0
111
Maryland
I used to give my girls fresh kale every day....then I realized that was causing the runs in some of them. So I have scaled back on giving to them espec. in the spring/summer/fall...winter they will have it since there is no grass. Like anything...everything in moderation. To say it will affect their laying...pish posh I say!
 

galanie

Treat Dispenser No More
10 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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Colmesneil,TX
Mine love sweet potatoes, both raw and cooked. Never a problem. There's nothing in there that could possibly harm them.
 

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