Split Peas as Treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stacykins, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    So, if I were to give my chickies split peas as treats, what way should I give them? Dry, soaked in water for 12ish hours, or completely cooked? I got some at a really good price in bulk, and I am guessing they'd like it since I can't make thaaaat much soup [​IMG]
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Cooked they would be fine. I would advise against feeding any dried bean or pea as it would swell once it entered the bird's crop.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Split peas & lentils can be fed raw. Peas are the mainstay in pigeon grain mixes.
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    D: two different opinions. I will feed cooked though, for safety's sake.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Canadian Peas, Austrian Peas, Maple Peas, Fetch Peas, Mung Beans can all be found in a pigeon feed and and I have never seen a pigeon or chicken have a problem eating them.

    I've been feeding whole "grain" pigeon feed to my birds now for about 6 years now and never had a problem with it or the peas in it.
    As a side note most grains/seeds will swell a little if soaked in water but don't have a chance to swell an a crop of a chicken. [​IMG]

    Chris
     

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