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Raw green beans

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 4 luv of eggs, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some raw green beans that are fine but have gotten too rubbery for my liking. Can I feed them raw or should I give them a quick steam and cool?
     
  2. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never would eat them raw. Might try cooking them.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Mine either. Of the one vegetable my birds left alone in the garden, it was the beans. Which of course weren't my favorite either. We both like the tomatoes. [​IMG]
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Green or pole beans are one of the beans safe to eat raw. Whether they eat them that way or not I don't know. Mine didn't bother them on the vines but they had plenty of other areas to roam and didn't head to the garden much. The ones I had leftover or picked too late I fed to the rabbits and sugar gliders.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  5. johny

    johny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big nasty ones from the garden, that get oversized because you miss them, or can't eat them all fast enough, is what I fed my birds.
    But only after I steamed them in the microwave for 3 minutes to soften them. Then chop into chicken sized bites.
    They loved them
     
  6. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine only eat em cooked slightly
     
  7. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave some raw ones to my girls last week and they ate them . . . but only after they ate all the tomatoes, grapes and scrambled eggs.
     

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