TVP for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Summer Dayz, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Summer Dayz

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    Hi I'm Sharon from Brisbane Australia and am a new chook owner since we moved to 5 acres recently. I LOVE having chooks and want to make sure I am feeding them correctly. In addition to a top brand pellet (which has doubled the egg production) I would like to know if I can add some boiled TVP to their scraps. I read you could roast TVP and give it to them but boiling seems so much easier. I'm presuming that any cooking of TVP would be okay but I just wanted to be sure. Also should I soak wheat overnight before I feed it to them?
     
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    You will find that chickens can and will eat most everything you give them. They will eat.TVP (texturized vegetable protein) but they don't need the extra protein and it can be costly. If you have some you would othwise throw out than by all means give it to the chickens.
    No need to soak the grain but you certainly can. They just need to clean it up. Don't need to make extra work for yourself.
     
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    If you have heaps of it by all means feed it to your birds. Free is free. Chickens are the best for helping to clean out the cupboards and freezer. If you feed it with vegetables and fruits you will bring the overall protein content down to a decent level.
     

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