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Green beans?

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

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

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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

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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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

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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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

    Ericasl Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Eagleeyeice

    Eagleeyeice Chillin' With My Peeps

    I now that I have fussy chickens, but are you saying that now I have to cook the green beans?[​IMG]
     
  10. 11mini

    11mini Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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