cooked lentals for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Big dreams, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Big dreams

    Big dreams Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Anyone feed their chickens beans like kidney beans or maybe black eyed peas? Just wondering if it would be good for them. Thanks.
  2. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    I've read that cooked beans are fine, raw are not (other than "green beans", which are ok raw).

    I would not give them large quantities, though. Don't crowd out their other nutrition sources.
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I feed lentils & split peas daily as part of their scratch. These do not need to be cooked. No time to "cook" things for my birds.
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    I also add in uncooked lentils to my homemade "scratch".

    My 3 year old daughter calls them "seeds" and loves to plant them in the run [​IMG]
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    I need some sleep... I read your thread title as:

    Cooking utensils for chickens.

    Which I hope wasn't what I was really seeing XD

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