instant mash potatoes??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sunket77, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want to make sure, does anyone know if there is any problem with instant mash potatoes? I have some left over and the girls love left over treats! they haven't had any in a while. I have seen a few things on here about feeding them potatoes but I think that is if they are raw.....any clue?? thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I give mine left over mashed potatoes all of the time. THEY LOVE THEM!
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't eat instant mashed potatoes, but if i did, i don't see a problem with feeding them to the chickens.
     
  4. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've given my girls and boys raw potato's , plants , mashed , instant, etc . Try not to read too much into what some say on here . Been raised country all my life , with 5 generations of info backing me up . Never lost a chicken to predators , and have only lost 3 in 5 yrs to unknown reasons . I do not worm , or vaccinate . Might be the area I'm in , but seems like too many people over indulge their chickens to an extent . I love them, I talk to them all of the time , but there comes a point in life where you have to just let them be chickens . Instant mashed potatos are not going to hurt them . Avacado will. Best of luck !
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Mine love left over mashed potatoes. I also get a kick out of watching my rooster ending up with it all over his face. [​IMG]
     
  6. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine get pretty much whatevers left on the table
     
  7. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! we don't normally eat instant mash potatoes either. We had two boxes sitting the cabinet forever with one pouch each left. So I said what the heck and fixed both kinds and one came out like soup for some reason and no one wanted to eat them. But the chickens loved them and got it all over their faces! the bearded ones where the funniest!
     
  8. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any cooked tator should be fine. It is the raw peelings (green) that I think can harm them.
    Unionwoman sums it up for me. Let chickens be chickens.
    Have fun. [​IMG]
     
  9. fatboys farm

    fatboys farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is nothing chickens want eat. ihope i dont have a heartattack in the chicken coop. that sounds like a steven king movie.
     

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