Millet and wheatberries--cooked or not?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pawsplus, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they need to be cooked or can they be given as they come? I assume YES on millet for sure, but what about wheatberries?
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, in the wild they cetainly would not be cooked......
     
  3. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, true. [​IMG] But neither would rice, and that is supposed to be cooked before feeding.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wheat is a common ingredient in scratch grains.

    Steve
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't agree with the rice must be cooked theory. I have gotten sacks of raw (unprocessed) rice from local rice mills and it was one of my chickens' favorites, fed straight out of the bag.
     
  6. PAJerry

    PAJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really want to get the most nutrition from the millet and wheat, sprout them first. They are WAY more nutritious that way and the chickens love them.
     

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