potato peels?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rgraf, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. rgraf

    rgraf Out Of The Brooder

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    Can or would chickens eat potato peelings? Mine are 12 weeks old and I'm peeling potatoes this morning.
     
  2. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cooked potato peels are ok but don't feed them raw potato peels.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, don't feed them the raw peels. If you want, you can cook them first, then give them to the chickens. When you see the green when you are peeling potatoes, that is a toxin.
     
  4. rgraf

    rgraf Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks. Glad I asked!
     
  5. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My chickens haven't noticed they've been eating toxins for years. I always toss my kitchen peelings/scraps to the chickens.
     
  6. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen mine eating potato peels I throw out into the compost pile. None of them have died from it yet.
     
  7. Chris09

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    I have been feed chickens potato peels for years some green some not. Never had a problem.

    Chris
     
  8. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I trust the 'treat' chart before I give the girls anything new. It states cooked potatos only. My neighbor gives his anything he won't eat. "They eat anything" he said, as he was dumping a 5 gallon bucket of mac and cheese in the yard.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:That "Chicken" chat has been proven incorrect, incomplete, and misinforming more than one time.

    Chris
     
  10. haus

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    Mine love the raw potato peelings, started with five still have five. Seem to be fine for my chickens
     
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