can chickens eat beans?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by phaatnsassy, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. phaatnsassy

    phaatnsassy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2012
    Central Oregon Coast
    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.
  2. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2012
    Moscow, TN
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013
  3. phaatnsassy

    phaatnsassy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2012
    Central Oregon Coast
    Thank you so much for this help. The exploding was the visual she gave me lol.
  4. cloie

    cloie New Egg

    May 28, 2015
    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.
  5. growsaposy

    growsaposy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2014
    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.
  6. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2013
    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!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

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