Green Bean Plants??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 7cutechix, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. 7cutechix

    7cutechix Out Of The Brooder

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    Will my chickens eat the plants? I've given them the giant beans that I didn't get to in time and they LOVED them... can I rip up the plants and will they eat them? Just wondering. I'm not a fan of extra work for no reason!
     
  2. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot why dig them up, can you let the chickens in the garden? If not just dig up a couple of plants to see ifthey'll eat them.
     
  3. 7cutechix

    7cutechix Out Of The Brooder

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    They aren't free range yet, we are building a new chicken coop and once they get used to that I'll probably let them out a bit.....HEY, I just re-read the "treats" chart and saw NEVER FEED raw beans......does green beans count!!??? Have I poisoned my chicks?
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Green Bean are OK. Raw beans refer to pinto/navy etc. That kind of bean.
    I did a quick google search for green bean plant toxicity and didn't find anything.

    Imp- I used to chop up the sugar snap pea plants after picking
     
  5. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed raw green beans. Never thought to try the plants, though.
     
  6. kyliekobe

    kyliekobe Out Of The Brooder

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    I just planted 4 green bean plants in my raised garden bed, and all 4 were eaten by the end of the day:(. Darn chickens...oh well I'm happy that they found something else to eat...anything for those chickens.[​IMG]
     
  7. 7cutechix

    7cutechix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much, I feel much better. They really liked them! And I have more green beans growing on the plants still. I thought for sure they were done, we had a soft frost. They'll appreciate the help!
     

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