2009-12-29

grass-fed poultry

10.9: todo.care/can get chicken to eat cooked legume?

Grain legumes such as peas and beans
contain Trypsin inhibitors that not only
reduce the availability of protein in the feed,
but can also damage the bird's pancreas causing chronic illthrift.
To use grain legumes you must first prepare beans or peas
in such a way that you destroy the Trypsin inhibitors.
This is usually done using heat Ð keeping them at or above 180¡F (82¡C)
for at least 15 minutes.
The most effective method is:
1. Soak enough legumes to feed your chickens for a few days overnight in water.
2. Bring the whole lot to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Cool and refrigerate.