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Green beans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RubberChickenLubber, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

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    I know dried beans have to be cooked before you give them to chickens. What about green beans?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

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    I have tried giving mine cooked and raw green beans before. They say No and want something else. [​IMG]
     
  3. MBLayfield

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    Quote:Good to know! I was thinking about planting green beans this year for my girls. Maybe I'll go buy some fresh first and see if they'll even touch them. I personally don't like them so i could have been stuck with them LOL

    Its thawing here and its time to get ready for spring! I'm heading to the seed store today!!!!
     
  4. Scrambled Egg

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    Mine have eaten leftover cooked green beans before, the stringy ones...cooked with butter, lol! could be why they liked them!! [​IMG]
     
  5. RubberChickenLubber

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    Thanks all, I'm still planting them for us. I like picking beans for us while their small and tender, but many will get missed, so I may still try to give them to my chickies.
     
  6. theOEGBman

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    Mine go crazy over green beans! My ducks dont like them too much, but the chickens LOVE them.
     
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  7. Ericasl

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    Mine love it when i cook the greenbeans with bacon it them.[​IMG]
     
  8. antiquebuff

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    My Bantam Cochins and Top Hats love cooked green beans. They will fight over them...I haven't tried fresh ones yet, I will when the garden comes in. But, they do not like Cheerios. Lots of people have tried those and I bought some and it was a no no for my girls! [​IMG]
     
  9. I now that I have fussy chickens, but are you saying that now I have to cook the green beans?[​IMG]
     
  10. 11mini

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    My chickens love fresh green beans almost as much as mealworms.
     

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