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Corn meal?

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I have about 10,000 pounds of corn meal.....Can the chickens eat this?  I assume they can as long as it is mixed with their scratch, or just as a treat.

It came from the local bakery when they found bugs in it they were not able to use it so instead of them tossing it....I got it.

post #2 of 9

How lucky for you and they may even have some bugs for dessert.  I am sure they can eat corn meal, one of their favs is corn.  I feed mine corn totillas and they do not leave a crumb. 
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post #3 of 9

they will love you and make you their queen. are you ready for that type of adulation?

mix with a little water and make some mash is what i do. you might could just give it dry in a pan, they'd probably pick it happily. but i mix with water. sort of like dough but not cooked.

yeah!

cool

if they are super lucky then i add a little vegetable oil to the mix and i actually get lifted onto their shoulders. the problem there is i weigh slightly more than a chicken. and they don't realize that til afterwards. a problem i'm still working out.

post #4 of 9
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LOL!!  Ya, I am ready....

I thought they could and knew they would....just didn't know if it should be mixed with their normal feed.

post #5 of 9

wow what a score,that would be great for pigs too with some water or milk,if you have pigs that is


Edited by skeeter - 1/10/08 at 10:53pm
post #6 of 9
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I do raise pigs during the summer months and I mix it with their feed.

post #7 of 9

I f it is self rise just watch the salt content.

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post #8 of 9

I agree with pickles suggestion. If you mix it with hot water and keep it thick (like you are making cornbread batter) it will be like a mash. It will help keep them good and warm through the cold days of winter. You could even chop a few boiled eggs with the shells, add yogurt, etc and offer it as a VERY healthy treat. Good stuff in means excellent eggs coming out.

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I am so excited to be getting back in to chickens.  I miss the eggs.  They are so expensive in the stores right now and well....I don't like much that comes from the store that I can make, produce or grow myself.

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