Can i feed chickens and quail ground up soy bean?

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  1. muddyriverdogz

    muddyriverdogz Out Of The Brooder

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    Can i grind up soy beans to feed to my chickens and qual?
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soy bean "anti-nutrients" can interfere with their digestion.

    It apparently takes only a little heat processing to solve the problem - so, cook them first.

    Steve
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  3. spammy

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    I feed my chickens whole cooked soybeans every morning first food. Soak the soybeans overnite, boil at least 20 minutes. Cool, drain and refridgerate. I feed about 1 oz per bird. The water they are cooked in goes on the compost pile.
     
  4. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    Soy bean "anti-nutrients" can interfere with their digestion.

    It apparently takes only a little heat processing to solve the problem - so, cook them first.

    Steve
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]!

    Most beans are toxic when eaten raw. Roast or boil before feeding.​
     
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah soybeans are great protein for all animal's but require heat treatment of some form or another. steam cooking, roasting, or high pressure during the pelletizing process can do it also.
     

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