Textured Vegetable Protein

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ellie, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Has anyone used TVP to feed their chickens? I ran out of oatmeal and used it for a few days and the egg production went from 4 to 10. Now I understand that TVP has at least 50% protein.

    Is this going to be harmful the the girls?

    Anyone else give this to their girls?

    Ellie
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If the TVP (soy) is roasted soy, then it is very good for the chickens and that is a main component of commercial chicken feeds.

    If it is unroasted then it would need to be roasted before serving it to chickens, or it is toxic.
     
  3. DebGB

    DebGB New Egg

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    By roasted, do you mean just cooked. Can it be boiled or toasted dry in the oven? Should it be rehydrated first?
     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    We have been using this to improve egg production when needed. What we have been doing is toasting it on a cookie sheet. Sure smells good when roasting, lol.
     
  5. DebGB

    DebGB New Egg

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    Thank you very much. I will try it.
     

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