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do you feed lentils and split peas raw

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rosegal, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or do you cook them first? If you cook them would putting the pepper in them work at that time?
    TIA:/
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pepper??

    I have fed lentils and have both split peas and chick peas to feed now. All are appreciated.

    For the chickens, I put these with their scratch and some water in their rice cooker. After 20 minutes, this is one popular treat!

    My understanding is that peas have far less antinutrients than kidney beans and soybeans. Therefore, heating is not quite as important in making them digestible for the birds.

    Pepper?

    Steve
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I'm a bit confused [​IMG] peppers?

    I made salad and give all the scraps to the chickens... they also happen to like left over waffles with syrup and fried rice stirfry with soysauce... I know my silkies are asian now!
     
  4. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE turnips!
     
  5. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry the cayenne pepper
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    My understanding is same as Steve's, that you're unlikely to run into much problem feeding them raw (whereas beans, some in particular but really all of them) ought to be roasted or boiled first.

    Pat
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Mine eat anything that doesn't eat them!!!
     

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