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Sweet Potatoes...okay for chickens to eat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by zylechicks, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. zylechicks

    zylechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2008
    I have been told that chickens should not eat raw potatoes. I am wondering whether this is also true for sweet potatoes. Since sweet potatoes are only a distant relative of the potato I am guessing they are okay. Does anyone know for sure if i can share scraps of sweet potatoes with my flock?
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Potatos are okay, it is the peels that can be toxic if the peels are GREEN. Regular colored peels are okay.

    I'm sure scraps of sweet potatos or yams are fine.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I fed cooked sweet potatoes. They love them.

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