Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bearz, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    My hubby says that he thinks the chick and layer feed is made from soybeans, so why not feed them whole soybeans. I said my peeps say beans are bad for chickens.

    SO, tell me oh wise chicken people, are soybeans good or bad?
  2. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Raw soybeans are bad for birds, but I don't see any difference between cooked whole and the stuff in bird food. I can't tell you anything about the debated risks... I haven't read about them yet... but I CAN tell you that my crew INHALED a bag of edamame (cooked green soybeans) in minutes!
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    The wise nutritionists tell us that uncooked soybeans have what are called anti-nutrients that interfere with a chicken's digestion.

    This is true to a greater or lesser extent with all legume seed. Purdue University

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008

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