can i feed this?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Loretta212, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a bag of lentils and 16 bean soup that moths got it can i feed them to my chickens?
     
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not unless you cook them, beans can actually kill them if you don't cook them first.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you need to kill anything in it before you cook it, you can freeze it first, then cook it. In case of an ick factor for you or worries about anything escaping in the kitchen.

    I've used those disposable pantry moth traps in the past when I had a problem and they worked great.
     
  4. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would cook the beans first. [​IMG]
     
  5. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the moths got it, then probably not.
     
  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:or sprout them
     
  7. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've fed my birds lots of uncooked dry beans (we're talking 5-gallon bucketfuls at a time) and never had any issue.
     
  8. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine get cooked pinto beans as part of their treats every day... They love 'em!
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What kind have you fed? Some beans are more toxic and some beans are less toxic.
     

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