I was reading an article in an older issue of countryside about grinding dry beans into flour to add to soup... It got me wondering. Could you give ground beans to sheep for protein? As we are all somewhat concerned lately about the quality of ready made feeds, it would be nice to be able to formulate good quality rations right at home. Beans grow great here, the seeds are cheap, and they store like a dream. Why don't we hear about them as a typical feed ingredient? (you do hear of soybeans for stock, but I don't really want to grow those. I hate them.) BTW, I already started adding beans to the corn I give my chickens, and they seemed delighted.