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feeding question - dried lima beans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brjhayes, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. brjhayes

    brjhayes Hatching

    Aug 1, 2008
    Lambertville, NJ
    i have a bumper crop of lima beans...they are starting to dry out in the shell on the stem. i wanted to know if it is safe to dry them, grind/mash them and add to there feed? i kno that soybeans need to be roasted and not fed raw because certain chemicals will kill them.... do limas need to be roasted as well or no or can they be fed raw?

    let me know...anyone...thanx!
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I would soak, cook, and feed. I think the issue with soy is a protein in them needs to cook to be digestible. Can't rember the details. [​IMG]

    You could always save them for seed if they aren't a hybrid. That's what I a doing here. We have a bumper crop of soy and limas.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2008

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