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Can chickens eat green soybeans (edamame)??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    I know people avoid soy food but are green soybeans ok? I know that in the human world, they (along with tofu, miso, natto, etc) don't carry the stigma that soy in general does.

  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I read that thread before and it says soy beans but doesn't give any reasons why they can't have them. Just being soy isn't a good enough reason for me, unprocessed soy isn't bad. I fed my chickens cooked (boiled for a sec.) green soy beans and they are all fine. I think as long as you're not feeding them a TON of it they'd be fine. Please research some more though and don't take my opinion for fact as this is just my personal experience.
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I think soybeans have to be heat treated for 20 minutes to be safe. Raw soybeans are not good. I'm sure they don't affect them right away, but probably longer term.

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