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BEANS for chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Pupsnpullets, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking to increase the protein in my girls feed and hit on the idea of supplementing their feed with soaked and/or cooked beans. Pintos, black beans and the like. Perhaps even raw beans. Has anyone done this?
     
  2. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, CritterHill. Do you know if there's any advantage to feeding cooked beans. Are they treats only or do they add a protein boost?
     
  4. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chicken nutrition is not my strong point. All I know is what is on the treats chart. Someone should come along shortly who has a clue, I imagine.
     
  5. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love cooked beans and i'm sure they can use the protein.
     
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  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you mean NOT even COOKED DRY BEANS ?
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its interesting how each flock, indeed each chicken has their own food preferences. I gave mine some cooked kidney beans the other day and they ran around with them for a little while, but in the end they were left to compost into the lawn...or maybe be scavanged by the squirrels.
     
  8. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I believe the treats chart meant cooked dry beans were ok, but not uncooked. So I think they meant to say no raw beans?
     
  9. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have feed them canned beans.
     
  10. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a post yesterday that said they compared 2 chicks after eeding one an egg and the other not. I think everyday it didn't specify. After a week they had before and after pictures and the egg eating chick was noticably bigger than the ono egg eating chick. Almost forgot to say the egg was cooked.
     

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