sweet potatoes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bwebb7, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    I just read no potato peels-does that mean sweet potatoes too? I have given then raw and cooked a couple of times in the las few weeks...

  2. spook

    spook Songster

    Peelings and potatoes should be cooked. If you want to give them peels from them, toss them in a pan of water and cook for a few minutes.
    Not sure if this is the reason why not to feed them raw taters, but they contain a certain amount of arsnic. Cooking takes that out of them (or we'd eat them raw too).
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    mine do eat the peels, and they eat them whether cooked or raw. Go figure.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    There is always mixed feelings on potatoes and peels. I just stay away from feeding them that only because I feel...better safe then sorry if your unsure.

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