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Old 12-30-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Just wondering if potato peelings are safe for goats? I have been throwing them in the compost since i no longer have a pig to feed them to. I dont have alot at a time just the small amount from the potatoes for dinner. I have seen different safe/not safe lists of foods and have seen the potato peels on both, so didnt dare to feed them the peels.



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No, dont feed uncooked potato peels to any animal, not even chickens...we dont even feed them to our pig...Green potatoes contain solanine which is toxic, great for the compose pile though : )



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Ok thanks so much! That kinda had me wondering as far as pigs go, i was always told to cook them before feeding to the pig, so i cooked them and mashed them into the grain and other goodies, so wasnt sure goats could eat them, guess they will keep going into the compost

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Just for the record, my doe Helen will eat any vegetable scraps I dump, including potato peelings. She's never had a problem with them and she's eaten them many times. A moderate amount seems to be fine, but I wouldn't advise feeding it because I can't guarantee every goat can tolerate the same amount she can. The compost pile is a good place for them anyway.

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Mine have all eaten a little too, but those were accidental..., they were okay...

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I will keep tossing them in the compost to play it safe i would feel horrible if one got sick

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its actually the green peels that are toxic but since most potatos have a bit og greenon them, better to be safe than sorry



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