Potatoes For Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fancyflea, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. fancyflea

    fancyflea Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if potatoes are ok for chickens and if I can give raw or should it be cooked??
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Cooked is fine. Raw is ok in small amounts, but raw potato starch is hard for non-ruminants to digest. I give mine potato peelings all the the time, but not buckets full of them.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    There's few things my chickens like more than a big ol' bowl of leftover mashed taters. Love sweet taters too.
     
  4. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i give potatoe peeling all the time, they love the stuff
    and they are addicted to left over mashed potatoes [​IMG]



    luke.
     
  5. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Potatoes and their peels, raw or cooked are just fine for chickens.
    However, GREEN peelings and potatoes should NEVER be fed to animals or people; compost them only. The toxic chemical solanin gets concentrated in the green bits.
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Agreed. Original poster, have you seen the BYC Treats Chart?
     

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