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Sprouting...is this mix ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeccaSmith, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading on sprouting and I'm trying to determine if a Gourmet Bean Blend I have on hand for making soup would be ok to sprout for my chickens. It contains the following:

    French Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Yellow Eye Steuben, Black Turtle Beans, Small Red Beans, Split Yellow Peas, Split Green Peas, and Green Lentils.

    Guess I'm trying to determine mainly if the Beans are safe, I thought I read somewhere that beans weren't safe, but then in other threads I have read it is ok to sprout whatever we feel like sprouting. I also bought some hard red wheat berries for sprouting but found the chickens like eating it as is for a treat so I haven't sprouted it yet.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Raw or undercooked beans can be toxic. I'm not sure how it affects chickens, but seems like a bad idea.
    Here is some information:
    http://www.fda.gov/food/foodsafety/...thogensnaturaltoxins/badbugbook/ucm071092.htm
     
  3. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about it I pick the beans out and just use the split peas and lentils?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:
    SPLIT peas won't sprout.

    Make a bowl of soup and BUY some seeds to sprout
     
  5. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about that, thanks for the info! Glad I didn't waste it on trying!
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I feed split peas raw to my chickens.
     
  7. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By raw, do you mean freshly harvested?
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

     
  9. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I know exactly where the bulk bins are, I didn't realize they would sell you the bag they use to refill the bulk bins with! That is awesome!
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

     

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