is rice ok?

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  1. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have rice in that has bugs in it can i give it to them or do i need to cook it first? thanks
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always heard uncooked rice is bad because it can swell. Not sure if it is true. It would be fine cooked, bugs and all.
     
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have heard, no dry beans or rice. Just cook it up bugs and all. Boiled rice and bug pilaf!
     
  4. gummiepig

    gummiepig Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] hi yes you need to cook the rice cause it will swell you can sometimes buy old rice from old fashion little stores and they can't sell it for us but cheap for our babies-- i make rice balls out of mine by letting the rice cook a little longer and toss them out and watch them have fun with it ---- good luck
     
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOU DO NOT NEED TO COOK IT.

    Let me repeat that, you do not need to cook it.

    It's just an urban myth that it will swell up and kill them; their body temperature simply isn't high enough. It'll be fine as a treat, my chooks go crazy when I toss out a handful of raw(yes, raw) brown rice. They're still alive.
     
  6. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to Know!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I will second this.
    I have been feeding rice for some time now with no ill effect.

    Chris
     
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will second this.
    I have been feeding rice for some time now with no ill effect.

    Chris

    I will third this. As with anything, feed should still be the largest quantity of food they are getting. You can feed almost anything else in moderation.
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    My girls will not eat it unless it i cooked...must be spoiled but they love steamed brown rice. There is no nutritiona value in white rice for them and barely any in brown but they enjoy it.
     

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