I'm confused - soybeans are poisonous raw, but homemade feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HennysMom, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Okay - looking to possibly make homemade feed for my birds - or at the very least, order it from a local organic supplier here in VA...

    Upon reading recipes from other suppliers and/or just how to make it.. I'm finding this:

    17% Layer Ration:
    965 lb. Shelled Corn
    600 lb. Roasted Soybeans
    100 lb. Oats
    100 lb. Alfalfa Meal
    175 lb. Aragonite(calcium)
    60 lb. Poultry Nutri-Balancer
    2000 lb.


    Now, I've read through several posts on here that state raw or uncooked soybeans are bad - but arent roasted soybeans basically uncooked and just more or less dried? I'm thinking like dry roasted peanuts...isnt that the same thing we're referring to? Are soybeans you buy in the frozen food section cooked or raw?

    *confused*
     
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  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
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    They're slow roasted at a low temp just like peanuts. Try eating a raw peanut and you'll see what I mean.
     
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    so... is a dry bean - like say... peas - cooked or uncooked? [​IMG]

    I'd say uncooked because thats what I think they are - but...I thought anything less than a mushy cooked soybean was uncooked LOL then again - frozen soybeans / canned soybeans I thought were like par-cooked...they're not fresh out of the garden and are a little mushy..

    so are THEY cooked or fresh?
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Roasted means roasted. Heat procesed.

    A dry roasted peanut is far removed from a raw peanut. Yuck.

    There are different types of soy beans for differet uses just like corn.

    Etimame is a soybean but is not the same ones we grew for our cows. Vande Camps pork n' beans was once soy beans yet not the same beans as etimame.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Dry peas and beans are uncooked. Dehydrating does not = cooking.
     
  6. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    pork n beans are soy beans? really?? I thought they were pinto beans? *gagging*.... I hate soy beans LOL and I dont like pork n beans either.. I am however, a huge Boston Baked Beans in the little Brown jar fan [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They once were soybeans.

    You eat so many soy beans in most prepackaged foods you just think you don't like them. [​IMG]
     
  8. BethinIrving

    BethinIrving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raw soybeans, all raw soybeans, contain an element that inhibits human digestion. Heat destroys that element.

    Soybeans aren't poisonous.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Large amounts of uncooked soybeans are toxic to chickens. Hence why they are roasted in feed.
     
  10. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    okay, well - thats good to know -

    so many things to know about what is and what is not good for a chicken..*sighs*... another page to add to my "Chicken ER" book.

    and yuk..soybeans are icky, but I know you're right, if I dont know about it, then so be it but to eat them straight up, ewwww...
     

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