potatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenbottom, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    can my flock have mashed potatoes? ive heard they cant have potato peels or raw potatoes is that true? i think they would really like them. and im talking about freshly made mashed potatoes not from the box thank you in advance.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I avoid giving them raw potatoes and peels, but I feed them mashed potatoes all the time with no problems.
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    okay thats what i wanted to know thank you
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Potatoes are fine. You don't want to feed them green peelings. They contain a chemical called solanine that isn't very good for things with nervous systems. It's mostly concentrated in parts of the plant exposed to light. Cooking the potato mostly destroys the compound.
     

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