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can chickens eat beans?

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I was informed by a reliable source that chickens can not pass gas.  And not to feed them beans, cabbage  or any type of food that produces this.  Does anyone know if this is true?  I am just trying to find different types of food to feed my girls.    

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My chickens will eat just about anything you give them.  Including beans and not a single on has exploded from gas buildup. 

 

I feed mine some crawfish heads and shells from superbowl weekend .   The yolks were almost a crawfish red color.


Edited by Mehjr10 - 2/19/13 at 9:37pm
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Thank you so much for this help.  The exploding was the visual she gave me  lol.  

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i just got three chickens never had chickens before.just wanting to know what kind of food do they eat.and what shouldent they eat.i really love my three girls.i get about three eggs a day.

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My 6 hens love cabbage, especially if I hand it from a string in their yard. They peck it, chase it when it swings, almost like tetherball. It is entertaining and tasty for them. They also enjoy watermelon but not cantaloupe, (go figure) and spaghetti leftovers.

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Mine LOVE cantaloupe! I love the swinging cabbage idea!

I feed mine everything. When I clean out my refrigerator I give them all the old stuff. Very little goes into my trash. I think for some reason you arent supposed to feed them avocados, potato peels(probably a crop thing) or apple seeds. Other than that as far as I know anything goes. The only other thing I avoid giving them is chicken just because that seemed so wrong. Lol

FYI, there is popcorn in that bucket!

Edited by jstlitlome - 6/2/15 at 10:14am

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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