Hi all, My hens are growing new feathers after rooster damage (I think he's just too big for most of the girls; he's really a nice rooster, though a bit too randy this spring). I've put little homemade capes on them but also want to supplement their feed with extra protein as suggested by folks on this site. I sell my eggs as organic and vegetarian, so don't want to go the cat food route. I'm thinking either nuts or beans will do the same and organic beans are cheaper. My question: Do I need to cook beans or lentils before feeding to them? Seems like whole corn to me, but perhaps I'm missing something about how they process food? Thanks for advice--this site is the best!