Thanks to this community as well as other sources, I had made a plan on how to give the exact right nutrition to my birds. I bought organic grains that I would mix myself, knew the exact amount to mix together, and how to prepare it. A month or later, I got my chickens and completely forgot about one thing: boiling/roasting the soybeans. Half of my chickens have been on whole grains with raw soybeans for a few weeks now (about 17 banties). Thankfully I just read up that it's not fatal, but I have a few questions for you all:
1. Can I roast/boil the soybeans for a few weeks at a time? I generally half-fill a 6 gallon bucket with the right mixture (which lasts maybe 2-3 weeks), so can I still take the same amount of soybeans, roast them, and add them into this mixture? Will they go bad during this time?
2. Instead of soaking overnight and boiling the next day (as it says here), can I just boil them inside a pressure cooker, which is much faster? How much water would I use in proportion to soybeans, and how long should I keep them in there for? Or an alternative question: how long would I need to boil the soybeans if I don't soak them overnight? I was thinking of roasting in an oven, but I read that they may not be baked through evenly.
3. What should I do with the current bucket of feed I have with the raw soybeans in it?