QUESTION about sweet potato peels

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MrsSmitho, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy all

    I know I read about potato peels and how they aren't safe for the birds

    Didn't I read if you cook them, they are OK?????????

    Anybody know about sweet potato??????

    THANKS in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    Yes, I would like to know too cause I just bought a huge sweet potato for the chickens & thought I would hang it for them like the cabbage.

    So is the sweet potato ok for chickens? [​IMG]
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I just did a little research on tubers, you cannot feed a chicken any tubers unless they are cooked. Kind of just like the legumes. They are primarily starch & vitamins & less than 2% protein.
     
  4. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the same thing about feeding them raw, but I can tell you my crowd really likes cooked sweet potato. I baked one for myself the other night and took them the leftovers in the morning. They ate every scrap including the peel. [​IMG]
     
  5. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to buy bins of sweet potatoes in the central valley and shred them for my goats. My chickens ate a much as the goats. Never entered my mind that they would be deterimental.
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:That is good to know, I bought one huge sweet potato just for the chickens & wanted to hang it, good thing I read about it first. I suppose I could still bake it & hang it, if it doesn't fall apart. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    With the sweet potatoes being only 33ยข/lb right now, I would try baking it. I guess you could put it in a mesh bag if you are worried about them falling apart.
     
  8. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool [​IMG]
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If you did it w/o any resulting problems apparently they weren't detrimental!
     
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:An onion bag or maybe a suet basket would work. It's worth a try! [​IMG]
     

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