One of my questions is the same as that which another poster asked: "Can you feed chickens uncooked rice?" It was pretty well answered on that thread with a good deal more 'food for thought'.
I am very new at this -- we got our three baby chicks just two days ago. I have scads of wheat grain stored in the garage that I will never use on our table. I have been wondering if chickens (adult) are able to digest these hard grains...both red and white. Can wheat, like the suggestion for rice, be cooked to soften the outer shell and then presented safely to the chickens? I'm not talking about processed foods like Minute Rice or Cream of Wheat.
Are other whole grains like rye, barley and oats OK?
I will appreciate any applicable answers, and it certainly isn't a must that I use these grains. I can easily afford to purchase chicken scratch/feed from the store. It is just that that question came to my mind and I am completely a novice with chickens, except that I well know to keep them away from our ferret kids.