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Hi all , I have many  pidgeon peas I let dry and have harvested., just wanted to know if any one has used these as a supplementary feed for jap quail and chooks and if its safe to do so .Can they be easily,succesfully ground up in a hand corn grinder .Also is boiled rice safe to feed quail .

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Hello James

Our chooks love pigeon peas. I'm sure they are a safe, staple food in  many places.We planted them for us, but never quite got into poocessing them. I just semi-crush the dry pods and the chooks do the rest. I feel they might be better food than the bought stuff.

Darren

I use pigeon pea as a treat for my chooks  - in the dry pods chooks seem to like picking them out.    Have a look on Feedipedia       http://www.feedipedia.org/     for more information about quails and chickens.  

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