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got a bag of basamit rice,oats red and yellow split lentils

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 on clearance seversl 8 ozx bags.. for 25 cents a  bag...Full circle brand....Do I need to cook it...??? Bag says "precooked" ready in 10 minutes.. Do I really need to cook for 10 minutes???

 I know they love cooked rice I make  brown rice and black rice combined  a little give them once in a while they prob love it heated though on a cold day..

thanks

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I would cook it just so nothing swells up in the chickens crop. Not sure it would but not wanting to take that chance.

 

Good bargain you found.

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You can feed it as is, Rice, Oats and Lentils can be feed raw (un-cooked). 

 

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You can feed it as is, Rice, Oats and Lentils can be feed raw (un-cooked). 


This might be a dumb question, but I've heard feeding raw rice to birds is dangerous because it can swell in their crops. Is that true for chickens as well? Or do they not have a problem with it?

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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This might be a dumb question, but I've heard feeding raw rice to birds is dangerous because it can swell in their crops. Is that true for chickens as well? Or do they not have a problem with it?

The story about uncooked rice swelling in birds and killing them is a wives tail.

 

The racing pigeon grain mix that I've using as part of my premium scratch grain contains rice and never had a problem one.  

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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