heat treating chickpeas

Asked August 26, 2017, 4:40 PM EDT

I was just given 1500 lbs of chickpeas that I would like to feed to my chickens. I read that chickpeas have some anti-nutritional factors, similar to soybean, that can be removed with heat. How hot would I have to get the chickpeas, and for how long, to make them the most suitable for feed? Right now, I am feeding small batches by cooking in a crockpot. I figure if they would be alright for people, than chickens will be ok with them.

Ravalli County Montana

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