Black eyed peas for feeding ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by armourereric, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. armourereric

    armourereric In the Brooder

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    OK, so I have been feeding my ducks a combination of alfalfa and durham wheat seeds for the last 2 years. My feed supply place has changed front office staff to a crew that I cannot stand dealing with and there is no other place nearby. I have a place that is 50 miles more away that will deliver, but only carries black eyed peas. How will this work for a substitute?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @armourereric Welcome to BYC

    I haven't been able to find much on it but I did find this https://articles.extension.org/pages/67361/legumes-in-poultry-feed#.VkkoUb_qMf8

    I don't think this would be a complete food source though I think I'd have to find other things to make it complete. I do use split peas in my flocks fermented feed.
     
  3. They can eat them BUT THEY MUST BE COOKED!
     
  4. Black eyed peas are actually beans

    Beans- ?
    Green beans, Lima Beans, black beans, Pinto beans, etc. They MUST be cooked and soft (preferably overcooked.) Uncooked beans contain a poison called hemaglutin toxic to birds. Beans have a good amount of protein but also have a higher amount of carbs, so beans should be a limited treat.
     
  5. CherokeeWoman

    CherokeeWoman Hatching

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    Black eyed peas are NOT beans, they are legumes. Another name for them also is Cowpeas
     

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