Collards and sweet potatoes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Klwright1122, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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...
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    +1. Seems like the more greens mine get, the better they lay.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    There are lots of these stories out there about various foods causing hens to cease laying. It's just a lot of nonsense.
     
  6. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Collards, kales, turnips, goat poo, the chickens eat it all and lay just fine, lol.
     
  7. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  8. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat lots of sweet potatoes at my house and all the leftovers go to the chicks. Never had a problem.
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    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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