chickens and beans
So, we might finally be taking the plunge and getting a couple of laying hens. However, I just came across a concern. An article I read says that raw dried beans are pretty toxic to chickens, and states that chickens should not be allowed near the plants. This makes sense to me, beans do dry up and fall off, I even had a volunteer grow last year. The problem is the only place that we can agree is feasible to keep them, is within our dog fencing- and that is also the only place we can grow pole beans(unless I tear up my flower beds and put bean teepees. We're not that desperate yet.) Now, we plant them outside the fence, not in, but of course they grow through.
Anyone have any insight?