Garbanzo beans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by farmerlor, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    A friend of mine gave me some canned goods and stuff when she was cleaning out her pantry. We got a couple of cans of garbanzo beans. I have no clue what to do with them and it was suggested that I feed them to the girlies. Will canned garbanzo beans hurt the chickens? Beans in general? Are garbanzo beans even beans?
  2. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I wouldn't feed them beans. It gives them gas and makes their heads blow off.
  3. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Garbanzo beans are chick peas. I would think they would be ok as long as they aren't a choking hazard. [​IMG]

  4. egggarden

    egggarden In the Brooder

    May 15, 2008
    Central Wisconsin
    They might be a bit too salty for your chooks. Put them on salad, or dump them in soup for yourself! If you do decide to give them to the chooks, perhaps rinsing them would get rid of some of the salt.
  5. legacyln

    legacyln Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    I use my chickens as a garbage disposal for any food that is not moldy or otherwise spoiled, and they LOVE beans of any kind-- great protein source. I would not be worried about the salt content of a couple cans personally, but my chicken feeding attitude is a bit laissez-faire.

    Garbanzo beans are awesome for HUMANS processed into hummus, a middle eastern bean dip served with pita bread or corn chips:

    1 15 oz can chickpeas drained, reserve 1/4 cup juice
    1 cloves garlic minced
    1-2 tsp lemon
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1/2-1 tsp ground cumin
    2 tablespoons tahini
    1-2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil

    Place all ingredients in your food processor with the S blade and puree to a smooth creamy consistency. Garnish with paprika, olives, or parsley and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    well of course chicks can have CHICK PEAS!...[​IMG].....heehe...i am sure it wont hurt them though, as they are basically already cooked...BUT..i would smash them all up with a fork..just for a choking percaution..
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Sounds like a good idea. self-stuffing and self- processing birds. If we added some jalapeno would they self-cook as well.
  8. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    OMG mrs ak bird brain and I were just dying laughing about this~!!!!

    SO I am glad, I found this I really needed this laugh!
    Last edited: May 22, 2009
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:I figured someone would beat me to saying OMG make Hummus!!! YUMMY!!!! My favorite is with roasted red peppers blended in. [​IMG] It is goooooooood stuff. Even my kids love it!!!
  10. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North East CT
    canned beans are OK - just dont give them dried beans/peas of any sort, only cooked/soft ones.

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