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Help! Just read what not to feed them

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crzychicken, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O my I just read what not to feed your chicken and POTATO Skins was a NO NO and my son just fed them some the other day what should I do is their anything
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If it hasn't hurt them yet I wouldn't worry about it. [​IMG]
     
  3. cyrixlord

    cyrixlord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yah, i wouldnt worry either. If i recall, they're just not much for root veggies.

    I dont think they're poison or anything.
     
  4. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son made french fries with his friends and fed the chickens the peels he said about 1 cup to 11/2c.I hope they will be fine
     
  5. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

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    Did the chickens eat them? Mine won't touch them.

    PEggy
     
  6. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On a site I go to over in the UK many there take all of their peelings plus other kitchen scraps and some grains and boil them up to give to their birds as a soft warm mash.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've given potatoe skins to my chickens since they were old enough to eat them and they do just fine. Nice big birds, big beautiful eggs.... actually they've slowed down in laying and I haven't given them skins since before Christmas.... this Sunday they'll get some more potatoe peelings.

    I noticed no difference in how they act and the poo is just as normal as ever when they eat them.
     
  8. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the skin is green it has a toxicity but I believe in very small amounts like apple seeds,I feed mine potato skins all the time,in fact I eat potato skins also and we are all ok,but I dont lay eggs
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Mine get all kinds of stuff on the nono list... all organics go to compost...they are fine, They tend to not touch it though and the stuff composts without digestion first.
     
  10. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    Hey, crzy. I've never had a problem with feeding potato skins, although potatoes is not one of their favorite things to eat. I don't believe anything is off limits when it comes to what a chicken will eat.
     

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