potato peels

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmantoo1, May 13, 2007.

  1. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can i feed my chickens raw potato peels
     
  2. janramsey

    janramsey Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not an expert..........but Grandma always did.....
     
  3. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always fed my chickens potato peels. It never hurt them. I've always fed my chickens my kitchen leftovers like potato peels, onion skins, tomato tops, carrot scrapes, and celery tops. They fight over the fresh stuff. Usually they grab what they can and run around the coop.
     
  4. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Green potato peels are not good for chickens or humans due to a substance called Solanine.

    Wikipedia says: Solanine is a glycoalkaloid poison found in species of the nightshade family. It can occur naturally in any part of the plant, including the leaves, fruit, and tubers. It is very toxic even in small quantities. Solanine has both fungicidal and pesticidal properties, and it is one of the plant's natural defenses.

    Read the complete article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanine
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Quote:onions for one are listed as toxic for birds...and Carla (Allen Wranch) explained about the potatoes...do not count on your chickens "knowing" what is bad for them...also do not count on thes "toxic" plants immediately being identifiable by finding a dead bird the next morning...usually it is a slow process damaging organs , inhibiting the ability of your bird to utilize the nutrients in their feed etc.
    http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html
    Toxic Plants

    and here are some more sources for toxicity:
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=toxicologydisease&action=display&num=1165263379

    http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is1214.htm
    (Feed Chickens Properly)

    here are some of my collected articles on nutrition :
    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=nutrition&action=display&num=1157992073

    http://dlhunicorn.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=contributingfactorsnutrition
    (factors contributing to nutritional disorders)
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2007
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I always heard NO ONIONS, NO RHUBARB, NO POTATOES.
     

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