Sweet potatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicknmania, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they toxic? Not planning on feeding, but I was going to put the raw peels and some cooked remains in the compost pile. Chickens forage there and they would probably find it. We once had two hens die from what looked like poisoning...I think they ate raw potato peels out of the compost (before we knew they were toxic)...so I am nervous about what I put out there.
     
  2. ml

    ml Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have wolfed down a soild 50 lbs of them, but they were cooked and cooled and given to them to eat. Dont belive they are toxic to them.

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  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Sweet potatoes are not toxic. Its just the skins and leaves of irish potatoes that are toxic. Jean
     

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