How well is well-cooked beans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TonysChickens, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chirping

    Feb 27, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    I found a big stash (50lbs?) of pinto and white beans in my closet....So I'm trying to add that as feed to my mix, currently consisting of BOSS, millet, barley, wheat, flax, cracked corn, and now some beans.

    I am going to just use a rice cooker and cook all of those together. This works well for most of the ingredients, but what about the beans? Is that cooked enough, or do the beans need to be cooked super tender like in a chili or is it cooked like a sushi edamame enough?

    I see other posts say well-cooked, so to me, that means super tender, but I could be wrong here.

    Btw, cooking that above mix smells delicious..... [​IMG]

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Bet it smells like a bakery. The beans need time at temperature. Roasting works as well, but they do not end up super tender.

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