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Green Bean Plants??

post #1 of 7
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Will my chickens eat the plants?  I've given them the giant beans that I didn't get to in time and they LOVED them... can I rip up the plants and will they eat them?  Just wondering.  I'm not a fan of extra work for no reason!

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post #2 of 7

Shoot why dig them up, can you let the chickens in the garden?  If not just dig up a couple of plants to see ifthey'll eat them.

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They aren't free range yet, we are building a new chicken coop and once they get used to that I'll probably let them out a bit.....HEY, I just re-read the "treats" chart and saw NEVER FEED raw beans......does green beans count!!???  Have I poisoned my chicks?

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Originally Posted by 7cutechix 

They aren't free range yet, we are building a new chicken coop and once they get used to that I'll probably let them out a bit.....HEY, I just re-read the "treats" chart and saw NEVER FEED raw beans......does green beans count!!???  Have I poisoned my chicks?


Green Bean are OK. Raw beans refer to pinto/navy etc. That kind of bean.
I did a quick google search for green bean plant toxicity and didn't find anything.

Imp- I used to chop up the sugar snap pea plants after picking

 

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 7

We feed raw green beans. Never thought to try the plants, though.

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post #6 of 7

I just planted 4 green bean plants in my raised garden bed, and all 4 were eaten by the end of the day:(.  Darn chickens...oh well I'm happy that they found something else to eat...anything for those chickens.smile

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Thanks so much, I feel much better.  They really liked them!  And I have more green beans growing on the plants still.  I thought for sure they were done, we had a soft frost.   They'll appreciate the help!

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