I have a question about beans (the dried/legume kind)... I did a search on here yesterday and saw that there shouldn't be a problem feeding chooks beans, ie: white kidney beans, etc, provided they were cooked. I fed our two girls some canned (and, therefore, cooked) white kidney beans yesterday for some variety, and also for the calcium in them. This was in the morning. Late in the afternoon and in the early evening, they seemed to be acting completely normally and seemed to be just fine. We put them in their coop for the night with nothing amiss. Nothing different was in the coop with them, and they had their usual feed and water in there with them. This morning, my husband opened the coop to find both of the hens dead, with no marks on them. Their feeder and waterer were knocked over, and both girls were on the floor of the coop on their backs. We have absolutely no idea what happened to them. The only thing I can think of that was different yesterday was that I fed them some cooked, canned white kidney beans. Is it possible that I unknowingly killed them?? I really hope that this was not the case....I feel horrible. Can somebody offer some insight into this?