1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Can I feed a can of red kidney beans to my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rcentner, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    1,215
    35
    161
    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    I am looking to increase the protein for my molters and I have this can of red kidney beans that I will never eat. Can they eat it? I have seen some conflicting info on if that is safe.

    any other ideas besides eggs/boss for increasing protein?
     

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I see no reason you can't except.... the place will be rank of chicken farts! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    5,929
    13
    251
    Jul 31, 2008
    yes you can... but beware of the above mentioned chicken farts... [​IMG] and its funny when a chicken farts
     
  4. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Songster

    197
    1
    121
    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    Yes. Beans are fine as long as they're not dried.
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    4,501
    27
    266
    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    How about Bush'sBaked??? Seriously, I have a hold ytray leftover from a barbecue
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Don't let them get the recipe! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Any beans are fine as long as they are cooked first...lol.
    birdaholic, your first comment had me in tears laughing....
     

  8. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    1,215
    35
    161
    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    thanks guys! I will give em today! OR maybe tomorrow morning so I don't have to be here to smell the chicken farts! [​IMG]
     
  9. cheri222

    cheri222 Songster

    327
    0
    119
    May 12, 2010
    Erie PA
    I gave mine the baked beans about a week ago and they thumbed their beaks at them. Silly birds.
     
  10. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Songster

    182
    2
    134
    Feb 23, 2009
    Henry, TN
    My girls weekly get a meal of 1 quart pinto beans and 1lb. brown rice. Egg production increases every time. My husband says they are Latino chicks. Never a fart that I can observe. They do eat the rice first.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by