Will tapioca pearls be OK for chicken feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nutso, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. nutso

    nutso Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been cleaning out my cupboard and found some tapioca pearls that have been there since 2001!. They look OK but clearly, I'm not going to be using them. I know they need to be soaked before using - would this be OK for my chickens (once they've been soaked and are softened)? They're from a root (I believe) that is common in South America -

    What do you know? Anyone tried this before? [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:Mine had cooked tapioca pudding once and they loved it.
     
  3. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tapioca is from the cassava plant [​IMG] The whole plant is edible, greens and all. The greens are awesome if you crush them in a mortar and pestle and cook with onions, peanut flour and beef short ribs.. You learn a lot when the apple of your eye is African and you try the food he grew up eating. [​IMG]

    None the less.. I'm sure your chickens would love them some tapioca. You could go ahead and make them a pudding treat with it
     
  4. nutso

    nutso Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your quick responses. I'm sure the girls will love the tapioca.

    Best,

    Linda
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Yum, I love tapioca pudding. Obviously the chickens don't need the sugar, but I think if you soaked or cooked them they would love them.

    Sounds like your cupboards are like mine. I had some smoked oysters the other night - THEN I discovered they were almost 2 years out of date! [​IMG] (no problems though)
     

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