over the years I have been cautioned by others not to over-do it on the soybean, due to the risks involved in giving too much protein to my birds. Thats fine, because they seem like they go for all the other grains first and save the beans for last. I figured it taste bad for them. I would get more corn, wheat, millet, rice and whatever I could and just a touch of soybean. Last time I pretty much went in equil proportions. Now we normally stir the grains together in a single big bin so it is pretty much mixed equally, but apparently my husband and son just dumped the grains in....first the corn, then the wheat, etc... until he had 2 sacks of soybean to put on top and it looked like it was my chickens primary food for a while. Well they went on a slight hunger strike for a day or 2 and it started raining, so I have a few bean sprouts coming up and they are eating them. And they started being less finicky and began accepting the beans. Well that has been going on for about 3 weeks and now it seems like my eggs have picked up and my 12 week old roosters look better and more like something I would want in a frying pan. Mind you that all the people who have cautioned me about soybeans have no formal education on diet therapy or animal husbandry. Anyone want to share their 2 cents worth? What kind of first hand experience have ya'll had with the use of soybean in your animals?