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we have some lentils, which are pretty high in protein, and wanted to know if it is possible to feed them to chickens. do they have to be soaked like beans?

sister to a five year old brother, 12 year old sister, and an 19 year old brother, but no more chickens, the neighbors thought they would get bird flu from them, so they are all in the freezer.
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sister to a five year old brother, 12 year old sister, and an 19 year old brother, but no more chickens, the neighbors thought they would get bird flu from them, so they are all in the freezer.
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post #2 of 4

uh oh do beans have to soaked???hmm

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thats what I heard,  but i could be wrong.

sister to a five year old brother, 12 year old sister, and an 19 year old brother, but no more chickens, the neighbors thought they would get bird flu from them, so they are all in the freezer.
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sister to a five year old brother, 12 year old sister, and an 19 year old brother, but no more chickens, the neighbors thought they would get bird flu from them, so they are all in the freezer.
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I have given lentils to chickens but I cooked them some first. That seemed to be the sensible thing to do but I see that Purdue University says:  "Lentils which fail to meet food grade standards (graded #3 or below) can be used as livestock feed because of their high protein content and lack of digestive inhibitors."

Since the inhibitors were the reasons that I was cooking them, maybe I didn't need to do that. Can't see why it would be necessary to soak them first, either. I know that some BYC'ers sprout lentils for their chickens.

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