rice and pinto beans

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rwc1, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. rwc1

    rwc1 Hatching

    Nov 8, 2010
    can I feed my hens white rice and pinto beans I have 10 gallon of each

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    White rice doesn't have much nutrition in it, so I would consider it a treat. They can eat it raw or cooked. I would make sure to have grit available, either in the soil or provided for them. (I read an old study once where they fed the chickens only white rice and they died.)

    Pinto beans are fine IF COOKED. Raw they would be toxic.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    yep, and to boost the protein add some raw eggs when your done cooking it, the heat from the rice and beens will cook the eggs as it cools.
    I feed 2 five gallon buckets of cooked rice, brewers yeast and eggs to my flock when my feed is running short because my feed order does not come in on tiime and they love it.


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