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black locust seed for chicken feed!?

Does someone have expires feeding chicke with black locust seeds?
It was metioned in a other post

"Black locust pros and cons
posted on woodland
at Nov 11, 2015 08:50:39
by Cj Sloane
One of your original statements is wrong "is BL harmful to animals."

It is NOT toxic to every livestock that eats it. Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs all do fine with BL. Chickens can digest the seeds"

I think  this could be really intresting because seeds of black locust usually only germinate with heat. And they can survive for over 40 years in the ground. This means they accumulate in "the soil seed bank " over the years.
I red about that this seed bank are  used to harvest seeds for nursery. They say you just have to remove the top 5cm of soil and sift out the seeds. Sadly i can't  finde the sorce of this now...
So mabe you could "grase" a black  locust forest from time to time with chicken.
Can this work?

"We found great variation in the size of the soil seed bank among stands, ranging from 13,757 to 6.4 seeds m−2 per plot. "

Changes in size of soil seed bank in Robinia pseudoacacia L.

Best regards from switzerland
Patrick Barmet

PS: I apologize for my spelling but dyslexia makes writing in a foreign language not just easier.
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