We proudly feed our poultry soy-free feed, whether that means a pre-made organic bag of feed that we purchase or we mix it ourselves from bulk ingredients. But why is it so important to feed our birds a mix that doesn’t contain soy? Soy is a widely-used filler in most commercial poultry feeds, from chick starter to grower and layer feeds. However, soy products are very bad for human health. What the birds eat goes into their eggs, and who eats the eggs? We do! I personally have a soy intolerance that gives me symptoms quite similar to lactose intolerance in most people. While that is the biggest reason we feed soy-free, I want to encourage other humans to realize how soy products are affecting their health without them even being aware of it. While fermented soy (such as properly prepared soy sauce) can be okay for you in small amounts, regularly consuming other soy foods (especially uncooked soy) can have detrimental effects on the hormones in your body.
Please check out these web articles on the dangers of soy (and other soy research) in your food:
Healthy Home Economist: Lose the Soy