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Can I feed my chickens canned red kidney beans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cjkleck, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. cjkleck

    cjkleck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read no raw or dry beans. Do I need to cook canned beans before feeding them?
     
  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about feeding chickens legumes. But I do know the canned beans are already cooked.
     
  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canned beans are already cooked so - yes - you can feed them to your flock straight from the can. I give my girls cooked legumes every once in a while as a protein boost.

    However . . . the great majority of my girls turn up their beaks at kidney beans. I've got one or two who eat them all!
     
  4. cjkleck

    cjkleck Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. I wasn't sure if they needed to be cooked again or could be served out of the can or not served at all! I noticed I have a relatively large stock of them and thought if they could eat them I would have more room in my pantry!
     
  5. cjkleck

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    Well I have 29 chickens so hopefully 1 or 2 like them! I just got them sunday and they sure love when I bring the food scrap dish in the morning!
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, canned beans should be fine.

    Mine often get them with other leftover "treats".
     
  7. cjkleck

    cjkleck Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave them a can today and they ate them all!
     

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