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Cooked potatoes

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:25 am

SO we have a glut of potatoes (about the only thing this year),
HAs anyone fed them to turkeys or chickens?
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Happy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:06 am

Yep. Mine prefer mashed and I don't give them lots (just leftovers). There's a couple that won't touch them but most go crazy over them.
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:37 am

Oh good!!! They won't get the garlic mashed ones though!
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by WLLady » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am

mashed.....definitely! and mine sure make a show of getting it everywhere!
they won't touch raw (thankfully, because i dropped some on the way to the house from the garden), and boiled and oven roasted they just don't seem to like. but mashed they go nuts for
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Ontario Chick » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:49 am

DH's grandma finished her geese on boiled potatoes mashed with rolled oats or oat meal.
The resulting mash has a very specific not unpleasant smell, I still remember it.
Amazing what sticks in your memory, I don't remember one meal we had there, yet I remember what the geese ate.
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Farrier1987 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:18 pm

Mine go crazy and chase each other around when I throw the peelings out. And the mother hens quirr and talk to the little ones, telling them how it should be done.
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by windwalkingwolf » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:03 pm

Mine eat mashed potato as if it's manna from heaven, but very rarely as we hardly ever have leftovers. Both my son and I could eat mashed for days. With butter and evaporated milk, or butter and herbs, or feta and spinach, or add mayo, onion and apple to make a mash salad...mmmmm. To heck with the chickens!
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm

OK so bring a bag round and dig!
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by windwalkingwolf » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:08 am

KB, I'm coming with a shovel and a nifty trade :D
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Re: Cooked potatoes

Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am

Ok, after ya all finish digging potatoes, how about a quick trip to my place to pick some apples? I hear pigs love them too ;)
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