feed for your flock.

flockof4

Songster
9 Years
Feb 10, 2010
272
5
119
Webster Groves, MO
I just made a post about this earlier today. I just purchased some scratch mix that has a small amount of uncooked split peas and I wasn't sure if they would hurt the chickens. Someone posted back that they also purchased some scratch that has split peas in it and their chickens are doing well. I wouldn't feed the chickens a lot of uncooked split peas, but it seems like if they're in a scratch mix designed for birds, they're ok. As a general rule don't feed your birds uncooked beans. If you're wanting to feed them split peas that aren't part of a scratch mix, you'll definitely want to cook them first.
 

Cindy in PA

Crowing
12 Years
Jul 8, 2008
2,744
1,081
401
Fleetwood, PA
Split peas & lentils do not need to be cooked and are fine for chickens. They are 22-24% protein, so really good for upping the protein. I have fed mine whole field peas and they are fine, even the bantams. They are not their favorite, but they eat them.
 

flockof4

Songster
9 Years
Feb 10, 2010
272
5
119
Webster Groves, MO
Thank you for the response, Cindy in PA. The more knowledge about feeding the flock, the better. Split peas and lentils = good.
smile.png
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom